Hipponyx acuta   Quoy and Gaimard,  1834 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Hipponicidae

Description
Size: Upto 20 mm in height and 25 mm in diameter.

Color: Dull grey, internally pale pinkish with yellowish muscle scar.

Shell small, almost round in shape, solid, cap shaped, apex recurved backwards. Surface sculptured with coarse, irregular, flattened radial ribs indenting margin.


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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:2012-08-06

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