Phenacolepas asperulata   A.Adams,  1858 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: I 3 mm long, 10 mm wide and 5 mm high.

Color: Pale yellowish brown,

Shell is moderately small, thin, white, cap-shaped, the spire being absent, but definitely more deeply vaulted. The apex of Ihe shell is pointed, curved strongly backwards and is situated very close to the hind margin, often almost vertically above it. The arched outer surface of the shell be'lrs fine, close-set ribs radiating' from the apex; each of these ribs is minutely transversely ridged. The interstices between the radial ribs are smooth; aperture is large, and the profile of its margin broadly ovate. The interior of Ihe shell is smooth, translucent white and slightly glossy.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam Coast (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) 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 -
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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