Gibbula (Cantharidella) blanfordiana   Nevill,  1869 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Trochidae

Description
Size: 5 mm in height; maximum diameter 5.95 mm; minimum diameter 5.30 mm

Color: Shell faded pink mottled with radiating brown markings.

Shell tiny, thick, conoidal and narrowly deep umbilicate; spirally strongly lirate. Body whorl angulate in the middle, a little convex ventrally; columella oblique, ending in tiny denticle.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam Coast (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sarma, ALN (1977) The phytal fauna of Sargassum off Visakhapatnam coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Ernakulam, Cochin-682 011, India 16(3) 741-755 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Rajagopal, AS and Mookherjee, HP (1978) Contribution to the Molluscan Fauna- Archaeogastropoda Occasional paper no. 12 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 48pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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