Rissoina clathrata   A. Adams,  1851 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Rissoidae

Description
Color: Shell whitish throughout, but a few bear a greyish violet tinge on the outer surface.

The shell is rather slender with a tall, somewhat straight-sided spire which bears numerous whorls. The whorls are slightly
inflated. The body whorl bears beside the columella a deeply excavated groove, beneath which is a particularly strong spiral rib. The body whorl is traversed by about six (including the strongly marked rib at the base) and each of the remaining whorls by about three spiral ridges; in all the whorls these are decussated by numerous equally strong transpiral ridges, the points of intersection of the spiral and transpiral ridges being somewhat nodularly elevated. The meshes of the lattice-like sculpture thus formed are represented by deep, squarish, depressions. The outer lip is markedly thickened, slightly prolonged anteriorly, and the hollow on its lower margin is deep and well defined. The apeture is ovate


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Reef Associated, Sandy

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.13) INDIA (Record: 04/1994-09/1994)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at - http://data.gbif.org/species/
  • Ramesh, DA; Jeyabaskaran, R and Pandian, ALP (1996) Gastropods and bivalves associated with reef building corals, Palk Bay, southeastern India Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication Phuket marine biology Center 16 257-260 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7666/1/669._Asi.pdf
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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