Cypraea (Staphylaea) limacina limacina   (Lamarck,  1810) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

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Description
Size: 3.5 cm.

Color: Top brown or bluish grey with white spots and a weak mantle line, base and sides white, ends and teeth orange.

Elongate-ovate to pyriform, spire evident, ends produced and ridged above, right margin calloused and pitted, columellar teeth spreading only part way across the base, top smooth or only weakly nodulose.

Synonym (s)
Cypraea jenningsia Perry, 1811
Cypraea limacina Lamarck, 1810
Cypraea staphylaea var. lilacina Weinkauff, 1881
Staphylaea(Purperosa) purperosa ruvaya Steadman & Cotton, 1943

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database: Taxa reported from regions in India (W) Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/search.php/region3140
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • 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/

Page last updated on:2010-06-22

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