Crucibulum extinctorium   (Lamarck,  1836) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Calyptraeidae

Description
Size: Upto 20 mm in height and 30 mm in diameter.

Color: White or pale brown with or without pale pink radiating lines and chestnut spots.

Shell small, shape extremely variable, thin, orbicular to squarely ovate, conical, flat or elevated; apex sharp, recurved and central; internal shelf not flattened but folded and compressed, attached to the polished side towards which the apex inclined; surface sculptured with coarse spiral striae.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Karnataka INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• 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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