Cerithium dialeucum   Philippi,  1849 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Cerithiidae

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Description
Size: 3 cm.

Color: Cream, tan or fawn, usually striped with darker brown or purple-black, aperture white but with the inner side of the outer lip striped.

Stoutly acuminate, light, base excavated, whorls convex to angulate, with impressed suture, later whorls sculptured with nodulose axial folds, those on the body whorl with elevated pointed nodules, crossed by 5-6 beaded spiral cords, and a subsutural band formed by two or three beaded spiral threads, varix strong, opposite the lip, aperture ovate, wide, lip margin crenulate, anterior canal short, reflected, constricted, posterior canal well defined, bordered by a strong perietal tiith, columella concave, with a thick callus and lip.

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Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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
  • 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa

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