Littorina (Littoraria) melanostoma   Gray  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Littorinidae

Description
Length: 7.30-26.25 mm.
Diameter: 4.10-12.25 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 4.15-12.10 mm.

Shell attenuated and conical, imperforate, yellowish white with closely spaced zig-zag, punctate to elongate rhomboidal brown markings located between the spiral striae; sculptured with shallow incised spiral straie and microscopic, wavy, spiral threads and fine, oblique axial lines of growth.


Synonym (s)
Littorina melanostoma Gray, 1839
Littorina (Littorinopis) melanostoma Rosewater, 1970
Littorina (Littorinopsis) melanostoma Rajagopal & Mookherjee, 1982

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 23/04/1969, 14/09/1983, 1992)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 24/04/1961, 16/09/1983, 12/09/1983, 18/09/1983, 27/05/1985)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 17/06/1969)
• West Bengal, Kachuberia INDIA (Record: 14/09/1979)
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 02/09/1979)
• West Bengal, Madanganj INDIA (Record: 06/09/1979)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 31/12/1979)
• West Bengal, Matla Island INDIA (Record: 12/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Jhingakhali INDIA (Record: 13/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Pargumti INDIA (Record: 10/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 07/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 21/05/1985)
• West Bengal, Kaihali INDIA (Record: 07/11/1988)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1993)
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• West Bengal, Subarnarekha Mouth INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, New Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Sankarpur INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Rasulpur INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Nayachar Island INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Baghbagan INDIA (Record: 13/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Parseymari INDIA (Record: 09/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Gona INDIA (Record: 12/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Chhota Hardi INDIA (Record: 18/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Champta INDIA (Record: 12/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Nadabhangachara INDIA (Record: 25/10/1979)

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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Khalua, RK; Chakravarty, G and Chakraborty, SK (2003) Annotated list of molluscs from the coastal tract of Midnapore District, West Bengal, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(2) 245-249 Available at - NIO, Goa

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