Cypraea (Palmadusta) microdon   Gray,  1828 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description
Size: 1.5 cm.

Color: Top white or pale orange-brown, with two faint dorsal bands which are often bordered by brown dots, surface with minute brown freckles, lateral spotting sparse, base and sides white, tips of canals lilac, spire with a bright purple blotch.

Tiny, pyriform to oblong-ovate, ends projecting in mature shells, especially the left side of the posterior canal, teeth numerous and very fine.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

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
  • 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
  • TOBA AQUARIUM Available at - http://www.aquarium.co.jp/index.html

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