Cypraea (Erronea) chinensis   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: 5 cm.

Color: Base beige or fawn, orange between the teeth, sides spotted with violet, top blue-grey with orange-brown reticulations.

Ovate, sides calloused, outer lip teeth short, strong and extend half way to the margin, columellar teeth finer and more numerous, fossula shallow or lacking.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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/

Page last updated on:2010-06-21

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