Natica pulicaria   (Philippi,  1852) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Naticidae

Description
Size: Height 4.45 - 10.85 mm, maximum diameter 6.20 - 15.25 mm, minimum diameter 5.30 - 13.40 mm.

Color: Surface color is livid-white, painted with fine orange dots and large oblique blotches and also with narrow filleted bands on the middle and lower part.

Shell is globose, neritoid, umbilicated, smooth, spire short, little flattened beneath the surface. Body whorl squarely rounded , aperture lunar-ovate; columella calloused at the upper part.

Synonym (s)
Natica pulicaris Philippi, 1852
Natica pulicaria Subrahmanyam, Karandikar & Murti, 1952

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 26/01/1978)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• SRI LANKA

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

Page last updated on:2010-07-14

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