Liotia varicosa   (Reeve,  1843) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Liotiidae

Description
Size: 4.90 - 15.85 mm in height; maximum diameter 6.70 - 17.40 mm; minimum diameter 5.70 - 14.10 mm

Color: White

Shell solid with characteristic transpiral varicose ribs giving it prominently angulate or polygonal shape; spiral ridges meeting varices lend latticed sculpture to shell; ventrally a row of small pits; umbilicus widely open and deep.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island, Galaxea Reef 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 and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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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