Phalium ponderosum   (Gmelin)  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Cassidae

Description
Color: Pale yellowish, with spiral rows of brownish spots on the upper and lower parts.

Shell moderately small, elongately ovoid, with a raised spire and sharply pointed apex. The whorls are devoid of varices and the surface is quite smooth without spiral ribs or grooves; the walls of the whorls are moderately convex and evenly rounded. The aperture is narrow and strongly angular; the columellar border is not thickened with callus and is angular; the lower surface of the thickened and reflected outer lip bears about seven widely spaced, short, pointed tubercles, while the inner margin bears numerous transverse teeth.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) 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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