Cymatium (Linatella) cumaceum   (Lamarck,  1816) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Kingdom
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Ranellidae

Description
Size: Up to 40 mm in length

Color: Pale brown

Thinner than in other species of the family, spire moderately elevated, conical and with smooth protoconch, whorls feebly angulated above. Aperture proportionately broader, outer lip flaring outward, the ribs ending as teeth on the margin, numbering about fifteen, columella with very thin callus and almost smooth, umbilicus narrowly open, anterior siphonal canal moderately produced and rather strongly twisted. Sculptured with evenly spaced, flattened, smooth and shinning ridges, grooves narrow, shallow and smooth.

Synonym (s)
Cassidaria cingulata (Lamarck, 1822)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu 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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