Polinices (Neverita) effusa   (Swainson,  1822) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Naticidae

Description
Size: Height 15.70 mm, maximum diameter 25.00 mm, minimum diameter 19.05 mm.

Color: Surface color is semitransparent-white.

Shell is ovately ventricose, spire short, whorls convex, last whorl effused; umbilicus widely open and deep. Columellar callus with a little impression of pillar in the umbilical opening. Aperture is semilunar.

Similar species: Polinices tumidus

Synonym (s)
Natica effusa Swainson, 1822

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Virapandianpatnam INDIA (Record: 27/01/1978)

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

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