Cellana radiata enneagona   (Reeve,  1854) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 53 mm

Color: Radial dark purplish brown streaks upon a pale creamy ground, or the streaks may either ramify towards the margin or break up into tessellated patterns. Usually there are 9 narrow radial areas free from colour pattern, and these correspond to the external folds. Spatula long and narrow, darkchestnut, sometimes white-callused to a varying degree.

Shell moderately large, up to 2 1/8 inches in length but usually smaller, narrowly ovate to irregularly angular, with the apex between the center and the anterior third. sculpture consisting of 9 conspicuous, rounded, radial folds. The entire surface, folds and interspaces alike, is crowded with narrow, crisp radial cords that are rendered slightly scabrous by concentric growth lines. Margin of shell irregular, being strongly projecting at the terminal points of the radial folds, and concave in the interspaces.

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• 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
  • Powell, AWB (1973) The Patellid Limpets of the World (Patellidae) Indo-Pacific Mollusca Delaware Museum of Natural History Grenville, Delaware, U.S.A 3(15) 75-206 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • 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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