Pirenella layardi bombayana   Sowerby  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Size: Upto 15 mm in length.

Color: Dark brown, columella and aperture yellowish brown.

Shell small, slender with 11 to 12 rounded whorls; sutures distinct. Aperture ovate; outer lip simple and thin; columella arched with a little broad and reflected callus anteriorly; no siphonal canal; sculptured with three spiral cords on each whorl, the subsutural cord broken into round nodules, body whorl with three radiating cords at the base.

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• Maharashtra INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) 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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