Strombus urceus [Status Unaccepted]   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Strombidae

Description
Color: Whiitish; variegated with yellowish brown markings; the interior of the aperture is beautifully pinkish.

Shell is thick, with a somewhat polished surface, broad and short; the spire is broad and less strongly elevated; the whorls are shouldered but the shoulders are much less sharply angular and more or less smooth for the most part, except on the body whorl where it bears three or four large knob-like tubercles medially. The surface of the shell is smooth over the greater part but finely transversely striated towards the outer margin of the body whorl and sharply obliquely grooved towards the base of the body whorl. The aperture is narrow and elongate. The thickened outer lip is somewhat swollen near its upper end deeply notched towards its lower end and finely transversely grooved on its inner surface. The callus deposit on the columella is very thick, raised and ridge-like and bears fine, close-set transverse grooves.



Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Tan, KS and Kastoro, WW (2004) A small collection of gastropods and bivalves from the Anambas and Natuna Islands, south China Sea The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 11 47-54
  • Gulbin, VV and Evseev, GA (1997) Intertidal Prosobranch Gastropods of Vietnam Galaxea Ryukyus University, Japan 13(2) 157-166 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
  • 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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