Pustularia childreni   (Gray,  1825) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description
Size: Length 6.50 mm, height 4.75 mm, maximum breadth 5.60 mm.

Color: Dorsum pale yellowish brown with dark-brown spot above each extremity.

Shell is small, cylindrically ovate, broad, extremities beaked and carinately winged. Ribs which are transversely closely ribbed throughout are interrupted by a mid-dorsal sulcus; base more or less flat; aperture narrow; teeth fine, extended to margins and almost meeting the ribs.

Synonym (s)
Cypraea childreni Gray, 1825
Pustularia childreni Cernohorsky, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Sandy

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 26/01/1978)
• Reunion Island
• MAURITIUS
• Christmas Island
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mookherjee, HP (1985) Contributions to the Molluscan fauna of India, Part III. Marine molluscs of the Coromandel coast, Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar - Gastropoda: Mesogastropoda (Part-2) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 75 ZSI, Calcutta 93 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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

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