Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Melicerona felina
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Melicerona felina
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
Melicerona felina has a shell reaching a size of 10-30 mm. Dorsum has a somewhat banded and spotted pattern with a yellow-brown coloration. It lives under coral slabs on leeward intertidal reefs, at a depth of 2-4 m.
This species is distributed in the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean along Aldabra, Chagos, the Comores, the East Coast of South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, the Mascarene Basin, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion, the Seychelles, Somalia and Tanzania.
- Verdcourt, B. (1954). The cowries of the East African Coast (Kenya, Tanganyika, Zanzibar and Pemba). Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society 22(4) 96: 129-144, 17 pls
- Burgess, C.M. (1970). The Living Cowries. AS Barnes and Co, Ltd. Cranbury, New Jersey
- Branch, G.M. et al. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. David Philip, Cape Town & Johannesburg
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