Pseudosimnia (Diminovula) fruticum   (Reeve,  1865) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Ovulidae

Description
Size: Upto 11 mm in length

Color: White uniformly with three fawn transverse bands.

Shell small, elongate, ovate; extremities slightly produced; aperture wide anteriorly and narrow posteriorly; outer lip thick with about 18 prominent teeth extending transversely to its outer margin giving it a serrate look; columella smooth, thickened at the posterior end and with a prominent terminal ridge anteriorly. Dorsum with obsolete transverse striae.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA

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

Page last updated on:2012-08-23

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