Cerithidea (Cerithideopsilla) cingulata   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Potamididae

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Description
Size: 12.32-23.41 mm

Color: Dark brown, often with a whitish band above the suture, nodules dirty white, interstices brown, interior of aperture white, lined with brown.

Shell moderately large, narrowly elongate and thick; 13-15 flat sided whorls separated by shallow sutures; aperture oval; columella almost straight; outer lip thick and expanded broadly; anterior siphonal canal distinct and short with a varice-like bulge and blunt rib above; sculptured with prominent spiral ridges crossed by equally strong axial ribs forming rows of regular granular nodules.


Synonym (s)
Murex cingulatus Gmelin, 1791
Cerithidea cingulata Subba Rao and Mookherjee, 1975
Cerithidea (Cerithideopsilla) cingulata Rajagopal and Mookherjee, 1982

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Generally used in curios for making necklaces etc.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Orissa, Kalidai INDIA (Record: 1950)
• Orissa, Balugaon INDIA (Record: 1950, 1954)
• Orissa, Barkuda INDIA (Record: 1954)
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 1954, 1985)
• Orissa, Mahosa INDIA (Record: 1954)
• Orissa, Barhampur INDIA (Record: 1954)
• Orissa, Barkul Point INDIA (Record: 1954)
• Orissa, Keshpur INDIA (Record: 1954)
• Orissa, Gopakuda INDIA (Record: 1954)
• Orissa, Rambha INDIA (Record: 1975)
• Orissa, Nuapara INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Arakuda INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1985, 1987)
• Orissa, Samal Island INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Malud INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Palur Canal INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Parikuda INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Panchkudi INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Parikuda point INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Rambha Bay INDIA (Record: 1986)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 04/11/1962-06/11/1962, 10/03/1973, 28/11/1984)
• Orissa, Hukitola INDIA (Record: 17/03/1964)
• Orissa, Gopalpur INDIA (Record: 23/01/1941, 21/02/1948, 15/02/1972)
• West Bengal INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Orissa, Pandanashi INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Baradonta INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Siar INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Umbakona INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Siari golla INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Chiriyakuda INDIA (Record: 1954)
• Tamil Nadu, Edaiyur Backwaters (Lat: 12.56) (Long: 80.18) INDIA (Record: 04/1988-03/1989)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Middle Andaman (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.83) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neil Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.77) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 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
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rajagopal, S; Azariah, J and Nair, KVK (1990) Ecology of fouling organisms in Edaiyur backwaters, Kalpakkam Mahasagar- Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography NIO, Goa 23 (1) 29-41 Available at - ijs.nio.org/index.php/msagar/article/download/2417/2392
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

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