Colina pupaeformis   A. Adams  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Cerithiidae

Description
Color: White.

Shell small, thin-walled, slender and elongate, with narrow body whorl markedly contracted towards the base and an elevated spire with numerous whorls. The surface is strongly spirally grooved and also bears stout, broadly rounded transpiral ribs. In each whorl there is a well defined, raised, spiral riblet, the surface of which is finely and closely transpirally grooved. The aperture is ovate with a thin, slightly expanded outer lip.



Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) 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
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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