Cypraea (Mauritiana) mauritiana regina   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description
Size: Upto 60 mm in length

Shell moderately large, heavy, solid; dorsum dark chestnut brown or dark blackish brown and bluish tinged, with a deep mahogany dorsal line; spire short and hardly projecting, strongly callous margins and a humped back; the anterior extremity dilated rather than attenuated; aperture wider, longer and sinuous behind; base and sides almost black and teeth brown with white interstices; labial teeth coarse and more produced.


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Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) 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:2010-06-22

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