Diodora funiculata   (Reeve,  1850) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Fissurellidae

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Description
Size: 20-30 mm.

Color: White with brown rays.

Shell small,thin, conical, anteriorly narrow; sculptured with widely spaced strong spiral ridges with weaker ribs in interspaces, crossed by fine concentric ridges. Perforation nearly rounded and towards anterior end. Conical, keyhole toward anterior, 20-24 coarse radial ridges from hole to margin, three finer ridges between.


Synonym (s)
Diodora imbricata Sowerby, 1862
Diodora indusica Reeve, 1850
Fissurella funiculata Reeve, 1850
Fissurella imbricata Sowerby, 1862

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Herbivores

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram (Lat: 12.63) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Ahmadi, RM (1985) Effect of oil spilled in Nowruz platform in the Persian Gulf on the endangered benthic organisms Proceedings of the symposium on endangered marine animals and marine parks Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 1 383-388 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa

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