Cantharidus (Jujubinus) interruptus   (Wood)  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Trochidae

Description
Color: Reddish brown, marked all over with dark spots.

Shell small and conical, lower edge of the body whorl not sharply angular. The surface is traversed by a number of granular spiral ridges which give the sculpture a characteristic beaded appearance. The interstices between the spiral ridges are minutely transpirally straited. The aperture is oblique, rectangular and armed with stout, strongly developed teeth on the columellar lip, the outer lip and at the base.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp 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:2013-01-22

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