Pugilina (Hemifusus) cochlidium   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Melongenidae

Description
Size: 105 mm in height

Color: Reddish brown, interior of aperture brownish yellow.

Shell large, almost pear shaped, solid and heavy, whorls angular, concave from suture to shoulder; aperture narrow and elongate, outer lip with obsolete ridges, columella without any fold, anterior canal short and broadly open, very narrow and shallow umbilicus, strong fasciole; sculptured with axial ribs on the spire whorls, body whorl with close set spiral ridges on the lower half and more or less smooth on the remaining part, a row of about eight strong compressed tubercles at the angular shoulder of the last two whorls.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• West coast INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay 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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