Rissoina bertholetti   Issel,  1869 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Shell moderately slender and elongated. The surface is slightly glossy, the whorls are more or less inflated, and there is a strong, groove-like spiral depression towards the base of the body whorl beside the columella, the part below this groove being marked off as a stout, rib-like thickening. The sculpture consists mainly of elegant, strong, raised and rather widely separated transpiral ribs which are crossed by numerous, very fine, close-set spiral striae. The aperture is ovate.

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Economic Importance and Threats



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

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