Cymatium (Lotorium) lotorium   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Ranellidae

Description
Size: up to 70 mm length

Color: Color brownish, ornamented with dark brown transverse bands on the varices.

Shell large, thick, spire moderately elevated and turreted body whorl wide above and abruptly narrow below, whorls strongly and angularly shouldered. Aperture narrow and oval, outer lip strongly thickened, with seven teeth on the inner edge, columella almost straight, with heavy callous rib at the at the upper part, wrinkles in the central part, and a small rib at the base above the siphonal canal, siphonal canal narrow and elongate, with only a slight twist. Sculptured with thick and raised varices, two major on the body whorl strong and each traversed by deep transverse depressions, additional transpiral ribs between the varices strongly knobbed on the shoulder

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Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Andaman & Nicobar Islands 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

Page last updated on:2012-08-23

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