Scalptia scalariformis   (Lamarck,  1822) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Cancellariidae

Image copyrights: Schooner specimen shells

Description
Size:- Length: 18.34-23.70 mm.
Diameter: 10.55-13.40 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 9.72-12.40 mm.

Color: Livid brown with white bands.

Shell pyramidal, scarcely umbilicated; spire acuminate; whorls flatly excavated at the suture and obliquely ribbed; ridges spirally crenate; aperture small, columella with 3 plaits; outer tip inflated.


Synonym (s)
Cancellaria scalariformis Lamarck, 1822
Scalptia scalariformis Abbott & Dance, 1982

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Digha INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh 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/

Page last updated on:2010-07-28

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