Epitonium (Epitonium) pallasi   (Kiener,  1838) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Epitoniidae

Description
Size: 20 mm in length

Color: Orange brown, with apex shiny pale orange-brown, lamellae and aperture white, interior pale orange-brown.

Shell small, pyramidal, whorls 7-8, a little disunited often joined only by the lamellae, aperture ovate, outer lip laminate and reflected, umbilicus deep; sculptured with about ten prominent, widely spaced lamellae on each whorl, and slightly angular near sutures.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Agasthiampalli INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) 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:2012-11-08

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