Torinia fulva   (Hinds)  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Architectonicidae

Description
Color: Pale bluish grey.

The shell is very small, circular in profile and disc-shaped, the spire being markedly depressed and the upper surface strongly flattened, less convex .The surface bears a fine latticed sculpture consisting of strong, close-set, transpiral ribs, decussated by weaker spiral ridges and rendered granular by being cut up by the interstitial grooves between the latter. The periphery of the body whorl bears a strong keel made up of two stout, particularly well raised spiral ribs separated by a deep, channel-like groove; these strongly developed spiral ribs are rendered markedly beaded in appearance by the intersecting transpiral ribs which extend on to them. The basal surface is somewhat rounded bears a finely granulated ridges. The umbilicus is wide open, circular and bears a crenated margin. The aperture is slightly broad and rounded.


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Common Name (s)
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Ecology

Biogeography


• 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

Page last updated on:2013-01-24

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