Biplex pulchra   (Gray in G.B. Sowerby,  1836) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Ranellidae

Description
Size: up t 40 mm in length.

Color: Pale gray with whitish aperture and creamish nodules.

Shell is medium, dorsoventrally flattened, spire proportionately long and apex pointed. Aperture small and pointed, outer lip with obsolete teeth, columella with a parietal shield, with a paired tooth at the upper part and obsolete plications on the rest, siphonal canal extended and slightly curved. Sculptured with expanded and flattened wing-like varices, spiral ridges with thread in between axial ribs, about twenty on the body
whorl, blunt nodules at the intersection of axial and spiral ribs.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andra Pradesh INDIA
• Orissa 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:2012-10-01

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