Astralium rhodostoma   Lamarck,  1822 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Turbinidae

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Description
Size: 30 mm in length

Color: White

Shell medium sized, thick, longer than broad, trochiform; body whorl gradually leading to the spire whorls; sutures indistinct; sculptured with oblique axial ribs; lower part of the whorl with a spiral row of hollow spines; followed by another row of erect spines. Base flattened, sculptured with uneven foliated spiral cords. Aperture oval, without umbilicus; columella with callus deposit and chanelled; outer lip thick and wavy. Operculum oval shaped, margin ridged.


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Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island (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
  • poppeimages Available at - http://www.poppe-images.com/

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