Clithon reticularis   (Sowerby,  1836) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cycloneritimorpha
Family:Neritidae

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Description
Length: 4.05-9.40 mm
Diameter: 4.35-8.65 mm
Max height of the aperture: 3.85-6.65 mm

Color: Yellowish or olive green

Ovate or subglobose, with oblique angulated red or black thin lines, sometimes forms a coarse network; whorls 3-4 concave round the upper part, sutures impressed; aperture semi lunar; columellar callus narrow, with 5-6 small teeth at the centre; operculum semi lunar smooth.


Synonym (s)
Neritina reticularis Sowerby, 1838
Nerita michaudi Recluz, 1841
Nerita michaudiana Recluz, 1843

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Falta INDIA (Record: 26/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa

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