Cypraea (Mauritia) histrio   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

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Description
Size: 9 cm.

Color: Base white or pale fawn, sides with larg dark brown spots, top fawn or blue-grey with indistinct bands and a reticulate pattern of light brown lines, dark brown blotches present at the ends.

Ovate with small, short teeth, margins broad, calloused and expanded behind the anterior end.

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Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • 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
  • 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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