Maculotriton serrialis   (Deshayes,  1832) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Color: Whitish, encircled with brownish spiral bands.

Shell is small, narrow and elongate, spire is strongly elevated and bears about five to six whorls. The body whorls is elongately ovate. The surface of the shell bears strong transpiral ribs crossed by close-set spiral ridges; these spiral ridges are alternately strong and weak; the outer lip is strongly thickened at the margin and transversely toothed within; the columella is arched, sparingly covered with callus, and bears a smooth surface. The aperture is ovate and bears a small posterior notch, while the anterior canal is short and deep.



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Ecology

Biogeography


• 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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