Xenophora (Stellaria) solaris   (Linnaeus)  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Xenophoridae

Description
Size: Upto 70 mm in height and 90 mm in diameter.

Color: Light brown, aperture smooth, shiny dark brown.

Shell large; thin; orbicular; conical; spire low and whorls convex with hollow blunt protruding spines at the periphery obscuring the suture; tubular spines arise from a weakly scalloped ridge; foreign objects attached to only the first few whorls and sometimes may be even absent.
Aperture oval, base almost flat, umbilicus broad and deep with strong, wavy, uneven, nodulose, oblique radial cords.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Orissa INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • www.seashellhub.com Available at - http://www.seashellhub.com/

Page last updated on:2012-08-08

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