Minolia casta   (G & H. Nevill,  1874) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 4mm in height.

Color: Brownish white with dark brown blotches on the spire whorls and a dark brown spiral band on the shoulder of the body whorl.

Shell minute, turbinate, whorls six, spire elevated, sculptured with distinct, closely-set spiral ribs, five on the penultimate whorl and body whorl, 3 on the apical whorls, sutures channeled, base gradually sloping, smooth. Umbilicus deep and narrow, bordered by 2 coarse spiral ribs traversed by obsolete axial striae. aperture subquadrate, columellar lip simple and straight, outer lip a little thick and smooth.

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• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • 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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