Macroschisma canalifera   (G & H. Nevill,  1869) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 3.30 mm in height; 11.30 mm in length; 5.65 in width.

Shell ovate-elongate, slightly compressed laterally; radiating striae and roughened concentric lamellae present on it; apical foramen elongate and oval; front margin narrower, turned up a little. Two black stripes on each side radiating from anterior end of foramen prominent in dry shell while similar stripes from posterior end, less distinct.

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• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Rajagopal, AS and Mookherjee, HP (1978) Contribution to the Molluscan Fauna- Archaeogastropoda Occasional paper no. 12 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 48pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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