Gyroscala lamellosua   (Lamarck,  1822) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Epitoniidae

Description
Size: 18 mm in length

Color: Pale fawn, dark to light brown between varices; apex, aperture and varices white.

Shell small, pyramidal, with eight round and contiguous whorls. Aperture obliquely ovate, outer lip thickened and slightly reflected, umbilicus absent; sculptured with laminated and broad varices connected at suture, continued on to spire, body whorl with twelve lamellae and a spiral rib separating the upper and lower half.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Pondicherry INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.75) (Long: 78.20) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) 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:2012-08-28

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