Vanikoro granulosa   Recluz,  1845 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Vanikoridae

Description
Size: 8 mm in height; 1 cm width.

Color: White.

Shell small; spire small and depressed; body whorl large, depressly globular, widened towards the outer margin of the aperture; sculpture strong consisting of stout, raised, spiral ribs which are raised into strong, rounded nodules arranged in transpiral rows; the interstices between these spiral ribs are traversed by fine, close-set spiral striae.


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

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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

Page last updated on:2013-02-05

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