Ovula ovum   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Ovulidae

Description
Size: Upto 80 mm in length

Shell large, thick and solid; aperture wide with an extended postrerior canal, columella smooth; outer lip coarsely ridged; surface smooth, shiny white, interior chocolate brown.


Synonym (s)
Xandarovula figgisae Cate, 1973
Ovulum gallinaceum Reeve, 1860
Ovula pygmaea G.B. Sowerby I, 1828
Ovula oviformis Lamarck, 1801
Ovula cygnea Roding, 1798
Ovula alba Perry, 1811

Common Name (s)
• Common Egg Cowrie (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ritchies Archipelago INDIA (Depth: 6-10 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island INDIA (Depth: 6-10 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Bourquin, A Man and mollusc / mollusk Available at - http://www.manandmollusc.net/
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

Page last updated on:2013-03-21

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