Cypraea (Gratiadusta) pallida   Gray,  1824 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description
Size: Upto 30 mm in length

Shell small, pyriform or ovate; dorsum greenish straw colored with three obscure bands, profusely freckled throughout with minute irregular fulvous brown dots extremities slightly produced, painted on each side with a conspicuous brown or purplish brown spot, thickened and rounded, whitish with distinct purplish brown spots here and there; base white slightly depressed and unspotted, columellar teeth small, close and confined to the margin of the lip, coarse and thickened.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Bhimunipatnam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-06-21

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