Philine aperta   (Linnaeus,  1767) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cephalaspidea
Family:Philinidae

Description
Size: 20 mm in height.

Shell small, fragile, milky white, oval with a large body whorl and broad aperture, spire almost obsolete; surface covered with coarse growth lines; shell completely enclosed by mantle. Animal white with a blunt tail.


Synonym (s)
Bulla aperta Linnaeus, 1767
Bulla schroeteri Philippi, 1844
Bullaea capensis Pfeiffer, 1840
Philine aperta guiniensis Marcus & Marcus, 1966

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA (Depth: 20-50 mts)

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:2012-09-07

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