Clypeomorus batillariaeformis   Habe & Kosuge,  1966 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

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Size: 1.5 cm.

Color: Dark brown to buff, often greyish with black or brown beads which may be drawn out to form transverse lines.

Body whorl rounded in cross-section, not dorso-ventrally flattened, spire whorls rather straight-sided, beaded sculpture usually not axially aligned, former varix of the body whorl situated high on the left side not opposite the lips, lower part of the outer lip seems to close over the anterior canal when viewed anteriorly.

Synonym (s)
Cerithium baccatum Hombron & Jacquinot, 1852
Cerithium gemmulatum Hombron & Jacquinot, 1852
Cerithium moniliferum Kiener, 1841
Cerithium obscurum Hombron & Jacquinot, 1852
Cerithium wainingoli Ladd, 1972
Clypeomorus batillariaeformis Habe & Kosuge, 1966
Clypeomorus humilis (Dunker, 1861)
Clypeomorus moniliferus (Kiener, 1841)
Clypeomorus tuberculata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Clypeoorus batillariaeformis Habe and Kosuge, 1966
Clypeorus batillariaeformis Houbrick, 1985
Clypeomorus traillii (G.B. Sowerby II, 1855)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 30/03/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 11/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 4/4/1984)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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