Volema paradisiaca nodosa   (Lamarck,  1822) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Melongenidae

Description
Size: 55 mm in height

Color: Yellowish brown, interior of aperture light brown.

Shell of moderate size, thick, solid, ovately pyriform, spire short and blunt, body whorl slightly angulated at the shoulder; aperture broad, outer lip thick with strong lirations on the interior; columella with thick callus on the anterior two thirds and thin callus on the posterior one third; umbilicus narrow, with a strong fasciole; anterior canal short and widely open, posterior canal distinct; sculpture not as conspicuous as in the other species of the family, small nodules on the spire whorls, often strong at the shoulder of the body whorl, ridges separated by distinct grooves at the base of the body whorl.


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• 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:2012-08-29

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