Nerita (Ritena) plicata   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cycloneritimorpha
Family:Neritidae

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Description
Size: 33 mm in height.

Color: Yellowish-brown or absolute white, often with numerous irregular dark spots, columellar callus glistening white. Operculum yellowish-red with white dots.

Shells of medium size, globose, whorls three, rounded, spire prominently raised, globular body whorl, apex pointed and sharply defined, sutures not distinct. The shells are recognized by their strong spiral ribs and teeth in the aperture. Aperture smaller and further narrowed by the teeth protruding into it; columella with a callus deposit bearing longitudinally elongated wrinkle-like ridges. Sculptured with very strong, raised spiral ribs separated by deep and well excavated interstices, ribs generally weaker on the lower third of the body whorl.


Synonym (s)
Nerita (Ritena) plicata Subba Rao, 1975
Nerita plicata Smith, 1906

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
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.77) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Island (Lat: 7.98) (Long: 93.53) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 22/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA
• MALDIVES
• MAURITIUS
• SRI LANKA
• Tamil Nadu, Tranquebar (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.85) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Madras INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu 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
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • 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
  • 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • 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

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