Cantharus (Pollia) wagneri   (Anton,  1839) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Buccinidae

Description
Size: Up to 30 mm in height,

Color: creamy white, ornamented with orange brown bands or spiral rows of brown spots, aperture creamy white

Shell small thick and heavy, body whorl higher than the spire, constricted towards the base. Aperture narrow, outer lip thickened, with five to six strong teeth and the anterior-most forming a ledge entering the aperture, columella calloused, with lirations on the parietal wall and two prominent teeth on the lower half. Sculptured with broad axial ribs prominently crossed by sharply raised spiral cords.

Synonym (s)
Turbinella crenulata Reeve, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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:2012-10-03

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