Heliacus (Heliacus) areola   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Architectonicidae

Description
Size: 6 mm in height

Color: Cream, ornamented with radial blackish brown streaks, cream around umbilicus and columella; outer lip margin stained with blackish brown streaks.

Shell minute, thick, broader than high; spire dome-shaped; whorls rounded with a convex base and round aperture; sculptured with four coarse spiral ribs separated by narrow grooves on the spire; sutural rib more distinct, ribs radially grooved, body whorl with four spiral ridges above periphery and three on the base, two cords within the narrow umbilicus.


Synonym (s)
Heliacus areola (Gmelin, 1791)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Goa 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:2012-09-06

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