Cymatium (Gutturnium) vespaceum   (Lamarck,  1843) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Ranellidae

Description
Size: Height 10.40 - 13.50 mm, length 26.15 - 31.30 mm, width 13.75 - 15.65 mm.

Color: Yellowish brown, pale on ribs.

Shell is thick, fusiform with four varices and humpy dorsum, spire elevated; whorls contracted, traversed by distant granulose transverse ribs, upper part angulated and strongly tuberculated; in between spiral ribs 1 to 3 thin secondary riblets present; close transpiral ridges gives the entire surface finely granulose appearance. Columella is white, scalloped and wrinkled; siphonal canal comparatively long, turned upward; outer lip little wrinkled and denticulate within.

Synonym (s)
Triton vespaceus Lamarck, 1843
Triton thersites Reeve, 1844
Triton vespaceus Tryon, 1881
Lotorium (Gutturnium) vespaceum Melvill & Standen, 1901
Cymatium vespaceum Cernohorsky, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 24/04/1955)
• Persian Gulf
• Makran Coast PAKISTAN
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• MAURITIUS
• 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

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