Stellaria solaris   (Linnaeus,  1764) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Xenophoridae

Image copyright: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Description
Size: 35-50 mm

Color: Cream, grey

Row of long tubular spines, strong wavy radiating ribs on base, deep umbilicus.



Synonym (s)
Astraea polaris Roding, 1798
Stellaria solaris paucispinosa Kosuge & Nomoto, 1972
Trochus solaris Linnaeus, 1764

Common Name (s)
• Sun Carrier Shell (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 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
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/

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