Euchelus alabastrum [Status Unaccepted]   Reeve,  1857 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Chilodontidae

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Description
Size: Length 4.21-19.25 mm; diameter 4.65-18.3 mm; height of spire 29.3-11.9 mm.

Color: Creamy white with dark brown blotches on ridges.

Shell can be distinguished by the presence of prominent carinate ridges on whorls, three on spiral whorls and eight on body whorl, first four well spaced, rest close at base, beaded appearance, interspersed with scaly striations; aperture ovate; interior lirate, iredescent.


Synonym (s)
Trochus (Euchele) alabastrum Reeve, 1857

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA
• Orissa INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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