Cypraea (Bistolida) stolida   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
Size: 4 cm.

Color: Base yellow-white, side with indistinct brown spots, light orange-brown blotches present on each side of the anterior and posterior ends, and two blotches of the same colour on each side, top blue-grey with indistinct brown spots and a large irregular brown central blotch that is usually partially connected to the side blotches.

Oblong-ovate, ends slightly beaked ends, with strong columellar teeth extending over the base.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Invertebrate zoology collections Available at - http://goode.si.edu/mcs/iz/Query.php
  • 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
  • Heinemann, H (1981) Cypraea stolida var. diauges Melvill, 1888, from the Red Sea Levantina 33 405-406 Available at - ZOOR11800015527
  • Ugolini, A and Chelazzi, G (1978) Researches on the coast of Somalia. The shore and the dune of Sat Uanle. 16. Notes on Cypraeidae (Mollusca Gastropoda) Monitore Zoologico Italiano Supplemento 10 (5) 85-103 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • 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
  • Phillip colla photography Available at - http://www.oceanlight.com/

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