Heliacus stramineus   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 12 mm in height

Color: Light brown throughout without any markings.

Shell small, discoid, thick, almost twice as wide as high, flat topped with a concave base, whorls almost rounded leading to a circular aperture, broadly umbilicate, corrugated all around, two cords within umbilicus; sculptured with fine beaded spiral ridges and spiral grooves between deep narrow suture and periphery, three ridges between periphery and base separated by broad striated spaces, small cord between lower two ridges, spirally ridged base rather narrow, oblique growth lines on the surface.

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• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Point Calimere (Lat: 10.3) (Long: 79.85) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.75) (Long: 78.20) INDIA
• Pondicherry 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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