Lyncina argus   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description
Shell elongate and smooth, with fawn-yellow colored dorsum, conspicuously marked with small and large chocolate brown rings, rings occasionally irregular. Base ornamented with four large dark brown spots, teeth brown color.


Synonym (s)
Cypraea argus Linnaeus, 1758
Lyncina argus Cernohorsky, 1967
Arestorides argus argus Mallik, 1979

Common Name (s)
• Eyed Cowry (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa

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