Ringicula propinquans   Hinds,  1844 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size:- Length: 3.25-3.95 mm.
Diameter: 2.00-2.90 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 1.75-2.85 mm.

Color: White

Shell minute, ovate, thick, glossy, sutures deep, spire conical and somewhat elevated; body whorl with fine transverse striations; outer lip smooth and thickened; aperture narrow; columella thick with two strong folds and a parietal ridge.

Synonym (s)
Ringicula propinquans Hinds, 1844
Ringicula propinquans Ray, 1968

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 05/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 20/10/1987)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Gulf of Aden
• Gulf of Oman
• Orissa, Off Puri INDIA (Record: 24/03/1916-29/03/1916)
• Andhra Pradesh, Narsapur INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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
  • 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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