Polinices (Mammilla) sebae   (Recluz,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Naticidae

Description
Size: 10 mm in height

Color: White, body whorl with two rows of quadrate brown spots; umbilical area dark chestnut.

Shell small, thin, quad angularly ovate, spire depressed, body whorl very large and inflated; aperture large and squarely ovate, columella broadly reflected almost covering the umbilicus; sculptured with distinct growth lines interested by conspicuous spiral striae.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.75) (Long: 78.20) 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:2012-08-24

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