Polinices (Neverita) peselephanti   (Link,  1807) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Height 15.10 - 15.15 mm, maximum diameter 24.70 - 28.45 mm, minimum diameter 18.00 - 18.65 mm.

Color: White to cream; umbilical area and nuclear whorls white.

Shell ovately ventricose, deeply umbilicated, polished; aperture large, lunar ovate; columella with conspicuously broad spirally entering callus.

Synonym (s)
Natica peselephanti Link, 1807
Natica columnaris Recluz, 1850
Albula pes-elephantae Gravely, 1942
Polinices (Neverita) peselephanti Cernohorsky, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA (Record: 21/01/1957)
• Tamil Nadu, Virapandianpatnam INDIA (Record: 27/01/1978)
• Tamil Nadu, Santhome Beach INDIA (Record: 24/02/1978)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• 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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