Amalda ampla [Status Unaccepted]   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Olividae

Image copyrights: Schooner specimen shells

Description
Length: 12.25-27.45 mm
Diameter: 4.75-10.05 mm
Max height of the aperture: 8.21-18.45 mm

Color: Almost white but sometimes orange brown or rusty brown.

Shell elongate, slender, smooth and highly polished, spire elevated; sutures densely covered with callous columella slightly twisted; aperture narrow and elongated.


Synonym (s)
Voluta ampla Gmelin, 1791
Ancillaria candida Kiener, 1843
Ancillaria cylindrica Reeve, 1866
Amalda ampla Abbott & Dance, 1982
Ancilla ampla Satyamurti, 1952

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Used in the preparation of necklaces and other ornaments or curios)

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari (Lat: 8.08) (Long: 77.57) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 78.12) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.75) (Long: 78.20) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 10/03/1966, 27/03/1984, 27/11/1984, 30/01/1985, 30/01/1986, 1991)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 27/10/1979, 1991)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Red Sea (Record: 1992)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Subarnarekha Mouth INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Old Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 04/03/1939-07/03/1939, 28/11/1984-30/11/1984)
• Orissa, Bagda INDIA (Record: 22/01/1972)
• Orissa, Chhatrapur INDIA (Record: 24/11/1961)
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Andhra Pradesh, Bimlipatam INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Kundugal Point INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Orissa, Talburai INDIA (Record: 04/11/19162-06/11/1962)
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 00/11/1923, 1992)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at - http://www.schnr-specimen-shells.com/
  • 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
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dey, M and Mitra, A (2005) Molluscan community around Digha coast, West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 2(1&2) 43-47 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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