Potamacmaea fluviatilis   (Blanford,  1867) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Length: 11.50-14.75 mm.
Diameter: 10.00-12.20 mm.

Shell somewhat round, apex anterior, periostracum olive brown with a number of radiating striae. The radula is of docoglossate type. The ribbon measures about 0.87 cm and consists of 65 transverse rows of teeth. The central is absent. There are two pairs of lateral teeth one behind the other and each lateral bears six cusps. There are 3 marginals on either side bearing 13 cusps.

Synonym (s)
Tectura fluviatilis Blanford, 1868

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• West Bengal, Gangetic Delta (Lat: 7.21) (Long: 93.78) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 12/01/1958)
• West Bengal, Saznekhali INDIA (Record: 28/04/1961)
• West Bengal, Basirhat INDIA (Record: 06/09/1984)
• Irrawaddy Delta MYANMAR

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
  • (1995) Hugali Matla estuary: West Bengal ZSI, Kolkatta 1-542
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 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

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