Ovulum formosum [Status Unaccepted]   G.B. Sowerby II in Adams & Reeve,  1848 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Ovulidae

Description
Color: Bright purplish pink or violet-brown.

Shell small, elongately rhomboid, being angularly swollen about the middle and narrowed towards the extremeties; the surface of the shell is traversed by regular uniformly close-set, spiral striae; the aperture is in the form of a narrow, elongate slit and the inner surface of the thickened outer lip is stronlgy denticulated.


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

Page last updated on:2013-02-12

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