Chrysostoma paradoxum   Born,  1780 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Trochidae

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Description
Size: 2 cm high.

Color: Cream or fawn with pale olive-green or greyish maculations overlain by a reticulate pattern of fawn or grey-brown, aperture and inner edge of the parietal wall and columella bright orange-yellow, outer edge of parietal callus and collumella bright rose.

Solid, globose, turbinate, glossy smooth, outer lip sharp, smooth within, columella curved, smooth, a thick parietal callus forms a plug over the umbilical area.

Synonym (s)
Helix paradoxa Born, 1778
Turbo nicobaricus Gmelin, 1791

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (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
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, 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
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 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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