Odostomia oxia   Watson,  1886 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Length: 1.05-4.45 mm.
Diameter: 0.95-1.75 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 0.85-1.95 mm.

Shell small, smooth, ovate with 3-4 whorls; suture deep; columella with single fold; outer lip depressed at the anterior forming a notch like structures.

It is found attached to the posterior end of the shell of Donax incarnates.

Synonym (s)
Odostomia oxia Watson, 1886
Odostomia adipata Hedley, 1909
Odostomia oxia Laseron, 1959

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 27/03/1984, 27/11/1984, 20/10/1987)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• 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
  • 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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