Erronea caurica   (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 28.60 - 41.35 mm, height 12.50 - 16.85 mm, maximum breadth 15.85 - 21.55 mm.

Color: Dorsum colored white with bluish tinge, freckled with brown spots and ornamented with three brownish transverse bands; sides and base creamy white marging into pale orange color of interstices of teeth.

Shell is elongated, cylindrically ovate with depressed dorsum; sides markedly calloused and prominently spotted with dark-brown spots; aperture anteriorly wide; teeth are large.

Synonym (s)
Cypraea caurica Linnaeus, 1758
Erronea (Erronea) caurica Schilder and Schilder, 1938

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Hare Island INDIA (Record: 22/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Santhome Beach INDIA (Record: 24/02/1975)
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur INDIA (Record: 25/01/1978)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• MOZAMBIQUE
• MADAGASCAR
• Zanzibar Island TANZANIA
• Red Sea
• Persian Gulf
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• MALDIVES
• Comoros Islands
• SEYCHELLES
• Reunion Island
• MAURITIUS

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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Kwajalein underwater Available at - http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/

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