Cypraea lentiginosa   Gray,  1825 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description
Size: 15-35 mm.

Color: Bluish white; brownish orange or brown and flat blotch on dorsum, brown spots on margin, base and teeth is white.

Shell is moderate sized, pear-shaped with slightly produced extremities and elevated dorsum. The sides are slightly thickened with callus deposit. The teeth on the lips are large, strong, rather widely set and strongly produced across the base of the outer lip and the columella.


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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Herbivores

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Invertebrate zoology collections Available at - http://goode.si.edu/mcs/iz/Query.php
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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