Triphoris elegans   Hinds  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Caenogastropoda incertae sedis
Family:Triphoridae

Description
Shell small, not exceeding 7 mm, turreted, spire acuminate, consists of 14 whorls including protoconch, whorls spirally ribbed, one of them prominent and distinctly nodulose followed by two thin ribs; with distinct nodules. Aperture oblique, ovately rounded, open right (sinistral), canal short, obliquely turned right. Color white, mottled with chocolate brown markings.


Synonym (s)
Triphor elegans Smith, 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 5/2/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• MALDIVES
• MAURITIUS

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa

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