Planaxis nigra   Quoy and Gaimard  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Planaxidae

Image copyrights: Schooner specimen shells

Description
Size: Length 9.2-9.89 mm; diameter 5.14-5.8 mm; height of spire 6.02-6.28 mm.


Synonym (s)
Planaxis nigra Quoy and Gaimard, 1833
Planaxis acutus Krauss, 1848
Planaxis acutus Subrahmanyam, Karandikar and Murti, 1952
Planaxis niger Cernohorsky, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Orissa, Paradwip Port INDIA (Record: 21/05/1984)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• SRI LANKA

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
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at - http://www.schnr-specimen-shells.com/

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