Heliacus dorsuosus   (Hinds,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 6 mm in height.

Shell minute, disc-like and convexly lenticular resembling button shell, whorls rounded leading to an almost circular mouth, broadly umbilicate with a crenulated umbilical margin; sculptured with finely beaded spiral ribs, lowest rib of each whorl most prominent, periphery of body whorl with two prominent ridges with channel in between. Continuous brown bands next to suture and below upper sulcus, and interrupted brown bands around periphery and near umbilicus.

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• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.75) (Long: 78.20) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) 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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