Cypraea (Pustularia) cicercula   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: 2.5 cm.

Color: Top pale yellow with faint brown spots but no blotches, base fawn or pale yellow, teeth darker.

Ends beaked and prominently projecting, back pustulose, with a deeply incised sulcus (representing the mantle line) terminating posteriorly in a pit beside the sunken spire, teeth long and extending across the base to the margins on both sides.

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Ecology

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
  • 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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