Euchelus asper var. tricarinatus   (Lamarck,  1822) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
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Family:Chilodontidae

Description
Size: 6.65 - 20.15 mm in height; maximum diameter 8.15- 21.10 mm; minimum diameter 6.85 - 17.25 mm

Shell has three promnently beaded spiral ridges or lamellae on the body whorl; spire appears suppressed in younger shells and in the adults it is less elevated; umbilicus is clearly open in earlier stages, it is closed in adults.


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Biogeography


• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • 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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