Cymatium rhinoceros [Status Unaccepted]   Roding,  1798 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Shell is large and thick, with the body whorl, broadly expanded above and rather abruptly narrowed below, and with a moderately elevated, turretted spire. The varices are very thick and raised, the two principal ones on the body whorl being particularly strong, and traversed by deep transverse depressions, which in their turn are strongly transversely grooved. The whorls are strongly and angularly shouldered at the upper part, and the additional transpiral ribs between the varices stand out as strong, angular projections, which are most prominent and raised at this shouldered part of the whorl. The anterior canal is fairly elongate.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) 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 -

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