Gyrineum (Gyrineum) natator   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: up to 40 mm in length.

Color: Grayish brown with dark brown bands and nodules, varices brown and white, aperture interior white, a white band around the body whorl.

Shell of medium size, dorsoventrally compressed, thick and coarse looking, spire elevated and conical. Aperture round and small, outer lip with strong varix and seven, widely spaced ridge-like teeth, columella with a posterior tooth and obsolete plicae below. Sculptured with spiral cords, ten on the body whorl, four on spire whorls, axial ribs and tine threads with rounded nodules on the intersections, a pair of varices one on each side of the body whorl forming a continuous crest-like ridge from apex to the basal part of the shell.

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• Goa (Lat: 15.41) (Long: 73.73) INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Gujarat 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:2012-08-24

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