Cymatium lotorium   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Ranellidae

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Description
Color: Brownish-yellow with darker brown or white markings.

Heavy shell with rugged, knobbly exterior and pointed apex, up to 10 cm. Whorls with two prominent varices, outer lip toothed.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Lotorium Triton (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Vaan Island INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Mohanraj, J; Johnson, JA; Ranjan, R; Johnson, L; Pandi, U and Shunmugaraj, T (2010) Coral reef associated gastropods in Tuticorin coast of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve, India Indian Journal of Science and Technology Indian Society for Education and Environment 3(2) 204-206 Available at - http://indjst.org/archive/vol.3.issue.2/feb10johnson-23.pdf
  • Appukuttan, KK; Chellam, A; Ramadoss, K; Victor, ACC and Meiyappan, MM (1989) Molluscan resources Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 43 77-92 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2641/1/Article_12.pdf
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/

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