Nerita (Theliostyla) albicilla   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cycloneritimorpha
Family:Neritidae

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Description
Size: 10.86-20.64 mm; diameter 11.68-25.20 mm.

Color: Variable, white, orange or yellow with densely maculated or blotched. Operculum whitish, internal surface light colored with reddish-gray centre and white margin.

Shells thick, whorls 3, narrow, gradually expanding towards the aperture, body whorl large and expanded, spire markedly depressed, scarcely reaching the upper extremity of the outer lip, suture faintly impressed. Aperture broadly semilunar, columellar margin slightly convex, with 4 to 6 fine teeth in the middle, outer lip thickened, with 18-19 fine and close-set teeth on the inner margin. columella flat and broad, sculptured with fine granules.


Synonym (s)
Nerita (Theliostyla) albicilla Ragopal & Mukherjee, 1978
Nerita albicilla Linnaeus, 1758
Nerita albicilla Smith, 1906
Nerita (Theliostyla) albicilla Subba Rao, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Bimlipatam INDIA
• Orissa, Paradwip INDIA (Record: 06/05/1984-09/05/1984)
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 27/03/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 6/4/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 22/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep, Pitti INDIA (Record: 22/02/1986)
• West Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Andaman (Lat: 13.25) (Long: 92.92) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pulli Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Hanumandandi INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Mandvi INDIA
• East Coast INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Tamil Nadu 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
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Arrow, GJ (1910) The fauna of India including Ceylon and Burma. Coleoptera Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street 322 pp
  • Ray, HC (1977) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Indian Museum, Calcutta 1-150 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa

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