Cerithium splendens [Status Unaccepted]   G.B. Sowerby II,  1855 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Color: Whitish or pale brownish.

Shell moderately short and pyramidal with the base abruptly narrowed and the anterior canal produced as a short, spout like projection; the whorls are encircled with strong nodular spiral ridges, the interstices between which are traversed by fine spiral striae. The aperture is ovate and not constricted posteriorly, and the columellar border is almost totally devoid of callus.

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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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