Atys cylindricus   (Helbling,  1779) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cephalaspidea
Family:Haminoeidae

Description
Size: 15 mm in height.

Color: White.

Shell small, thin, fragile, narrowly sub cylindrical, spire sunken; aperture narrow and extends the whole length of the shell, expanded at the base; outer lip extends beyond the apex of the shell; columella smooth, rarely with a weak fold at the base; sculptured with weak growth striae and a few incised spiral lines on the top and at the base enclosing in between a smooth central area.


Synonym (s)
Bulla cylindrica Helbling, 1779

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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:2012-09-07

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