Clanculus microdon   A. Adams,  1851 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: microseashell

Size: 10 mm height

Color: dark brown with white spots and blotches.

Whorls rounded, sculptured with beaded spiral ridges, stouter ones alternate with the thinner ones, interstices between the ridges traversed by minute oblique
striae, basal part with uniformly strong spiral ridges. Umbilicus rounded and tapering below, umbilicus rounded and tapering below, umbilical margin toothed. Aperture large, almost rounded, margin not toothed.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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 -
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  • 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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