Monilea (Monilea) callifera   Lamarck,  1822 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Trochidae

Description
Size: 15 mm in width.

Color: Creamy white with sparsely arranged brown blotches.

Shell small, conical, spire elevated, sculptured with closely set, raised, beaded spiral ridges, base convex. Sculptured with beaded spiral ridges, 2 closely arranged coalescing with each other followed by a single spiral ridge. Aperture roundly quadrate, shining interior, ridged within.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Strait 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:2010-07-09

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