Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758

Jasmin, F (2017) Cypraea tigris Linnaeus, 1758. In: Prioritized Species for Mariculture in India. ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, pp. 393-396. ISBN 978-93-82263-14-2

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    The tiger cowrie is a large, oval, dextral gastropod having a glossy and heavy shell. Dorsal side of the shell is pale in colour with dark circular spots. The ventral shell opening has a serrated margin. The mantle has two lateral extensions which can extend and cover the entire dorsal surface of the shell. The extensions meet at the midline of the dorsal surface of the shell. The mantle can be retracted into the shell through the ventral shell opening.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Molluscan Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
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    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 06:07
    Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 06:07

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