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

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Description

Synonym (s)
Cypraea mauritiana Linnaeus, 1758
(Basionym)

Common Name (s)
• Chocolate Cowrie
• Humpback Cowrie
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

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