Distorsio (Distorsio) reticularis   (Linnaeus)  (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

Size: up to 50 mm in length

Color: Cream colored, but teeth and aperture interior white.

Shell moderately large, whorls and shape not as irregular as in the preceding species. Aperture narrow and small, outer lip flattened, with ten, very small teeth on the outer edge and inner teeth at the end of the ridges crossing the lip, columella with thin parietal callus, long, strong plications on the basal part. Sculptured with spiral cords crossed by axial ribs forming sharp nodules at the intersections, often with a varix on the body whorl.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) 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

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