Cymbium melo [Status Unaccepted]   (Lightfoot,  1786) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Volutidae

Description
Color: The shell is bright yellowish orange in color throughout, with a few dark or chestnut brown patches about the middle of the body whorl.

The shell is very large, rather thin for its size and ovoid with an enlarged, strongly inflated body whorl. The aperture is very wide and elongated, with a very broad and deeply excavated notch at the lower end representing the anterior canal.


Synonym (s)
Voluta melo Solander, 1786
Voluta indica Gmelin, 1791
Cymbium tranquebaricum Roding, 1798
Melo indicus Sowerby, 1847
Melo indica Hornell, 1921
Cymbium melo Gravely, 1942
Cybium transuebaricum Roding, 1798

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 10.83) (Long: 80.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA (Record: 1998)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajagopal, S; Khan, SA; Srinivasan, M and Shanmugam, A (1998) Gastropods of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University 38 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ray, HC (1977) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Indian Museum, Calcutta 1-150 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • 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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