Trochus (Infundibulum) tentorium   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Trochidae

Description
Size: 10.70 - 29.70 mm in height; maximum diameter 13.90 - 30 mm; minimum diameter 13.40 - 28.20 mm.

Shell conical, solid, heavy and falsely umbilicate; body whorl tending to deflect as in previous species. Columella subvertical or oblique and denticulate; margin of aperture nearly smooth.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajagopal, AS and Mookherjee, HP (1978) Contribution to the Molluscan Fauna- Archaeogastropoda Occasional paper no. 12 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 48pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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:2012-12-12

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