Peneroplis planatus   (Fichtel and Moll,  1798) (Foraminifera)
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Class: Polythalamea

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Test free and compressed; younger chambers planispirally arranged and later portion much complanate and spreading out, reaching back on both sides towards earlier chambers, but not entirely embracing; sutures distinct, depressed and somewhat limbate; wall very distinctly striate; the striae numerous and nearly parallel to periphery; aperture simple, at base of apertural face.

Synonym (s)
Nautilus planatus Fichtel & Moll, 1798
Nautilus planatus var. alpha Fichtel & Moll, 1798
Nautilus planatus var. beta Fichtel & Moll, 1798
Nautilus planatus var. gamma Fichtel & Moll, 1798

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Strait INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Kurian, CV (1953) A preliminary survey of the bottom fauna and bottom deposits of the Travancore coast within the 15-fathom line Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 19 746–775 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Gandhi, SGV; Rajamanickam, M and Nigam, R (2002) Taxonomy and distribution of benthic foraminifera from the sediments off Palk Strait, Tamil Nadu, East Coast of India Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 47 47-64 Available at -
  • Hussain, SM; Krishnamurthy, R; Gandhi, SM; Ilayaraja, K; Ganesan, P and Mohan, SP (2006) Micropalaeontological investigations on tsunamigenic sediments of Andaman Islands Current Science Current Science Association and Indian Academy of Sciences 91(12) 1655-1667 Available at -
  • Ameer, KMSH (1972) Foraminifera of the Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 14 (1) 418-424 Available at -

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