Phalium (Semicassis) faurotis   (Jousseaume,  1888) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cassidae

Description
Size: Up to 40 mm length, thin globose.

Color: Color cream or pale brown with five spiral rows of rectangular, reddish brown blotches, spire whorls ornamented with five broad brown bars.

Aperture narrowly elongate, outer lip thick, with about twenty teeth, columella with a thin shield, three to five folds at the base and two plications on top, umbilicus narrow, deep. Sculptured with distinct regularly spaced spiral grooves, spire whorls with fine axial riblets within the grooves.

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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


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