Angaria (Angaria) distorta   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Angariidae

Description
Size: 40 mm in width.

Color: Surface pale pink. Aperture white within.

Shell of medium size, solid, heavy, slightly broader than long, body whorl large and of considerable width, angulated at shoulders, with blunt knobs on the shoulder and flat area from suture to shoulder, sculptured with coarse uneven spiral ridges, some with nodules. Aperture rounded, with deep wide umbilicus bordered by rough and spinous ribs.


Synonym (s)
Angaria plicata (kiener, 1838)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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:2012-09-17

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