Cerithidea (Cerithideopsis) cingulata   (Gmelin)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

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Length: 25.65-31.25 mm.
Diameter: 8.15-8.35 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 8.80-10.25 mm.

Elongate, spire many whorls, flattened; sculptured with spiral ridges, tuberculated; aperture oblique, outer lip expanded broadly with distinct anterior canal.

Synonym (s)
Murex cingulata Gmelin, 1791
Cerithidea (Cerithideopsis) cingulata Rajagopal & Mookherjee, 1982

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 01/05/1961)
• West Bengal, Saznekhali INDIA (Record: 02/05/1961)
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 25/08/1978, 02/09/1979)
• West Bengal, Daknisagar INDIA (Record: 05/11/1979)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 27/12/1979, 17/04/1980)
• West Bengal, Matla Island INDIA (Record: 12/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 24/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• 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, Junput INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Rasulpur INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Gona INDIA (Record: 08/09/1983)

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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