Pseudovertagus (Pseudovertagus) nobilis   (Reeve,  1855) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Cerithiidae

Description
Size: Upto 100 mm in length and 35 mm in width

Color: Cream and tinged with olive.

Shell largest among Indian cerithides; solid, with 16 whorls. Body whorl smooth except for a few spiral cords on base; upper few whorls sculptured with prominent and fine spiral cords and axial riblets; middle whorls smooth with conspicuous varices. Aperture ovate, smooth; siphonal canal very long, narrow and tapering; anal canal prominent with a conspicuous columellar ridge; outer lip smooth; its base extends over columella; columellar smooth, with broad and raised columellar callus.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp 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

Page last updated on:2012-08-02

Back to Search