Astralium stellare   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Turbinidae

Description
Shell Size: 40 mm in length.

Color: Cream.

Shell of medium size, trochiform, thick and solid. Sculptured with oblique spiral ribs and spiral rows of short spines, base flattened and sculptured with spiral threads. Aperture obliquely ovate, without umbilicus, outer lip with a depression at the base.


Synonym (s)
Turbo stellaris Gmelin, 1791

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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

Page last updated on:2012-06-12

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