Odostomia babylonica   Winckworth,  1940 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Pyramidellidae

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Description
Length: 2.30-3.10 mm.
Diameter: 0.85-1.05 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 0.85-1.05 mm.

Shell pyramidal, with seven gradate whorls; rudely angled at the upper end; spiral liration distinct within aperture; columella with single tooth; aperture ovately rounded; outer lip smooth.


Synonym (s)
Odostomia babylonica Winckworth, 1940
Odostomia babylonica Ray, 1968

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 20/10/1987)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Orissa, Off Puri INDIA (Record: 24/03/1916-29/03/1916)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA
• West Bengal 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
  • 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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