Diodora bombayana   (Sowerby,  1862) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Fissurellidae

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Description
Size: Length 15.95-24.9 mm; diameter 11.61-18.44 mm; height 6.1-8.63 mm.

Shell oval in shape; aperture subcentral, oval; distinguished by the presence of secondary ribs in between main radial ribs, reticulate; ventral margin crenulate; shell with seven to eight broad brown rays extending from apex to ventral margin.


Synonym (s)
Fissurella bombayana Sowerby, 1862
Diodora bombayana Melvill, 1928
Diodora bombayana Menon, Dattagupta and Dasgupta, 1961

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Nariman Point INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Orissa, Gopalpur INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 09/02/1975)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Pirotan Island INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.78) INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 19.15) (Long: 72.93) INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)

Literature Source(s)
  • Ray, HC (1977) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Indian Museum, Calcutta 1-150 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • Datta, SN; Chakraborty, SK; Jaiswar, AK and Venkateshvaran, K (2008) Temporal and spatial differences in species diversity in the intertidal region of south Mumbai Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 29-37 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Bisyogai shells database Available at - http://shell.kwansei.ac.jp/~shell/pic_book/index.html
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Datta, SN; Chakraborty, SK; Jaiswar, AK and Ziauddin, G. (2010) A comparative study on intertidal faunal biodiversity of selected beaches of Mumbai coast Journal of Environmental Biology Academy of Environmental Biology, India, 31(6) 981-986 Available at - www.jeb.co.in/journal_issues/201011_nov10/paper_15.pdf

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