Creseis chierchiae   (Boas,  1886) (Tusk Shell)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Thecosomata
Family:Creseidae

Image copyrights: R. Hopcroft

Description
Size: Shell length 1.6 (exceptionally up to 2.7) mm, width 0.2 mm, embryonic shell 0.4-0.5 mm long.

Shell transparent, cross-section circular, surface with conspicuous transverse rings. With wing protrusions. Embryonic shell with anteriorly convex, posteriorly concave sides, blunt tip. Clear constriction separates embryonic from adult shells. Protoconch I is conical.


Synonym (s)
Creseis virgula constricta Chen & Be, 1964

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman Sea INDIA (Record: 05/2000)

Literature Source(s)
  • Bhattacharjee, D (2005) Pteropod preservation profiles in seabed sediments off Middle Andaman Island in Andaman Sea Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR 34(3) 259-266 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/1561
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Boltovskoy, D (Ed.) Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean Marine Species Identification Portal Available at - http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=Zsao&menuentry=inleiding
  • Census of marine zooplankton Available at - http://www.cmarz.org/

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