Casmaria ponderosa ponderosa   (Link,  1807) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cassidae

Description
Size: 50 mm in length

Color: Canal short, shell white in color, with rows of rectangular chocolate brown blotches, one at subsutural level, one to two at base of the body whorl; row of brown blotches along varix.

Shell ovate, solid, body whorl sculptured with axial nodules on its shoulder, sometimes smooth. Aperture moderately wide, outer lip thick with denticles throughout, interior with smaller denticles. Columella outside smooth, calloused, interior plicated.


Synonym (s)
Buccinum ponderosum Gmelin, 1791
Casmaria ponderosa Cernohorsky, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

Page last updated on:2012-10-03

Back to Search