Nodilittorina (Nodilittorina) quadricincta   Muhlfeldt,  1824 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Littorinidae

Description
Size: 16 mm in height.

Color: Grayish white or brown, aperture with a white band at anterior junction.

Shell smallest among littorinids, turbinate to elongated oval, base slightly flattened, whorls five to six, body whorl rather flat-sided at its centre and shouldered above. Aperture elongate oval, columella strongly produced, with callous and a flattened crescent shaped are at base. Surface sculptured with 3 low and well spaced spiral cords on the body whorl.


Synonym (s)
Nodilittorina leucosticta Phillippi, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari (Lat: 8.08) (Long: 77.57) 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:2010-07-19

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