Mauritia scurra   (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
Shell cylindrical, slender, dorsum brown, reticulate with white rounded markings. Ventral part white, pale orange on margins, sides rounded with brown spots. Aperture narrow, teeth fine, chocolate brown color.


Synonym (s)
Cypraea scurra Gmelin, 1791
Mauritia scurra Cernohorsky, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 05/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep 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
  • Kwajalein underwater Available at - http://www.underwaterkwaj.com/

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