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

Description
Size: 13 cm.

Color: Base light brown, sides spotted, top fawn with large brown spots, overlain by dense dark brown blotches and scattered, minute, dust-like, pale grey dots.

Large, cylindrical, aperture narrow with fine and numerous teeth, columellar teeth short posteriorly, but extending deep into the aperture on the fossula.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 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
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sanibel Seashell Industries Available at - www.seashells.com/

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