Erronea errones   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

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Description
Size: Length 23.65 - 29.00 mm, height 11.00 - 14.90 mm, maximum breadth 14.20 - 18.00 mm.

Color: Sides and base are uniformly white to creamy-white in color.

Shell pyriformly elongated with narrowed extremities; outer lip produced at the posterior end; dorsum bluish grey with three brownish bands, freckled with brownish marks, occassionally with an irregular brownish blotch in the centre. Aperture anteriorly wide. Columellar teeth closer than the labial teeth and absent in the siphonal canal.

Synonym (s)
Erronea (Erronea) errones Schilder and Schilder, 1938
Erronea errones Cernohorsky, 1967
Cypraea errones Linnaeus, 1758

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Karachi PAKISTAN
• MAURITIUS
• SRI LANKA
• Maungmagan MYANMAR
• Christmas Island
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 00/03/1950)
• Tamil Nadu, Hare Island INDIA (Record: 22/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Sethubabachatram INDIA (Record: 14/01/1978)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobars INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kundugal Point INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mookherjee, HP (1985) Contributions to the Molluscan fauna of India, Part III. Marine molluscs of the Coromandel coast, Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar - Gastropoda: Mesogastropoda (Part-2) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 75 ZSI, Calcutta 93 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Soemodihardjo, S (1965) Notes on the radula of some species of Cypraeidae Marine Research in Indonesia Lembaga Penelitian Laut Djakarta, Indonesia 7 39838 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Gulbin, VV and Evseev, GA (1997) Intertidal Prosobranch Gastropods of Vietnam Galaxea Ryukyus University, Japan 13(2) 157-166 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Mookherjee, HP (1985) Contributions to the Molluscan fauna of India, Part III. Marine molluscs of the Coromandel coast, Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar - Gastropoda: Mesogastropoda (Part-2) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 75 ZSI, Calcutta 93 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC; Rao, DV and Devi, K (1994) A faunal exploration of the North Reef Island sanctuary, North Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 10(1&2) 68-81 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • poppeimages Available at - http://www.poppe-images.com/

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