Septaria caerulescens   (Sowerby)  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cycloneritimorpha
Family:Neritidae

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Description
Size:- Length: 7.00-20.90 mm.
Diameter: 4.35-14.40 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 6.00-16.90 mm.

Elongately oval, thin transparent, strongly arched, anterior and posterior margins equally rounded, lateral margins somewhat straight, apex rather beaked; aperture narrow; operculum rectangular, pale red, rib distinct from margin, small and pointed.


Synonym (s)
Navicella caerulescens Sowerby, 1849
Navicella orientalis Reeve, 1856

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• West Bengal INDIA
• 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • 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:2010-07-28

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