Phasianella nivosa   Reeve,  1862 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Phasianellidae

Description
Size: 20 mm in length.

Color: Shell brown, encircled by evenly spaced fine discontinuous spiral white lines alternating with brown ones. Sometimes with distinct spiral row of dark brown spots or markings immediately below the suture.

Shell small, whorls six, body whorl inflated, spire elevated, surface smooth, glossy and body whorl with broad spiral ribs separated by narrow grooves.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) 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:2010-07-21

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