Erronea pulchella novaebritanniae   Schilder and Schilder,  1937 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cypraeidae

Description
Size: Length 27.85 mm, height 14.85 mm, maximum breadth 17.25 mm

Color: Dorsum white, ornamented with two to three interrupted brown bands and with very few brown blotches, sides scarcely spoutted with brown

Shell is pyriform, light, with attenuated extremities. Outer lip is acuminately produced at the posterior end; base is whitish; teeth brownish, a little produced on columella.

Synonym (s)
Gratiadusta pulchella novaebritanniae Allan, 1956

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Sethubabachatram INDIA (Record: 14/01/1978)
• Red Sea
• Gulf of Oman
• 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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