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  Cypraea annulus Linnaeus, 1758
  Family Name : Cyparaeidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Mollusc)

  Common Names : Gold-ringed Cowrie

Gold-ringed Cowrie
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Rocky shores and reef flats. Usually found in large aggregations. Shelters in crevices during the day.
      Habitats :
      Marine, Rocky Shore
      Distribution :
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat destruction; collection for marine curio trade.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Shell trade. Used as beads in traditional board games.
      Conservation Notes :
      Common throughout the Indo-Pacific but almost if not completely wiped out from Singapore shores. Sites of occurrence need to be identified, some ned to be designated as nature areas or marine protected areas, and legislation to protect marine life from over-collecting needs to be instituted.
  • Status
    • Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Endangered (EN)
  • References
    • Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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