Cypraea tigris

Scientific name Cypraea tigris
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category NE
Family Cypraeidae
Genus Cypraea
Cypraea tigris Cypraea tigris

Introduction

Cypraea tigris is a salt water mollusc.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Size
    9 - 16 cm
  • Type of mouth
    radula
  • Chromatophores
    No
  • Motif
    tasks
  • Size
    9 - 16 cm
  • Type of mouth
    radula
  • Chromatophores
    No
  • Motif
    tasks

How to recognize Cypraea tigris ?

Cypraea tigris measures between 9 and 16 cm. This mollusc is unicolore with a predominantly blanc and beige body. The also has marron tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • Sociability
    solitary
  • Way of living
    diurnal
  • Venomous
    No
  • Diet
    not specified

Cypraea tigris is a mollusc solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

Cypraea tigris is a mollusc ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

Cypraea tigris is most often found at a depth between 0m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

NUDIBRANCHS AND SEA SNAILS INDO-PACIFIC FIELD GUIDE - Helmut Debelius - IKAN-Unterwasserarchiv - 2001.

COQUILLAGES DE NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE - Salvat B. - Rives C - Revercé P. - ed. du Pacifique - 1988.

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