Rhinoclavis (Proclavis) sordidula   (Gould,  1849) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Cerithiidae

Description
Size: upto 25 mm in length

Shell small, whorls 15 to 17 with a tapering spire. Aperture ovate, one fourth the length of the shell; outer lip crenulated; distinct anal canal and short anterior canal; a weak columellar plait in the middle of the columella. Sculptured with three dominant spiral cords and weak beaded spiral cord on each whorl; three to four indistinct spiral striae and fine riblets between the cords; axial riblets cross over the spiral cords forming beads at the intersections; body whorl with five strong beaded spiral cords and axial riblets on upper two thirds and seven weak spiral cords on the lower part thus giving the shell reticulated and beaded appearance.

Operculum corneous, chestnut colored, ovate, paucispiral with well developed eccentric nucleus.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) 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

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