Euchelus circulatus   Anton,  1848 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Chilodontidae

Description
Size: 12mm in height.

Color: interior pearly white.

Shell small, ovately conical, sculptured with three prominent, elevated and distantly placed spiral ridges on the penultimate whorl and nine on the body whorl, ridges bear obliquely, transpirally elongated grains. Interstices with minute transverse granules, sutures canaliculated. Aperture semicircular, umbilicus generally deep. Columella with a denticle at base.


Synonym (s)
Euchelus proximus Adams A., 1855
Trochus circulatus Anton, 1849

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003, 2008)
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • 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
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf

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