Rhinoclavis (Rhinoclavis) fasciata   (Bruguiere,  1792) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Caenogastropoda incertae sedis
Family:Cerithiidae

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Description
Size: 9.5 cm.

Color: Variable, usually white with brown spiral lines or bands, sometimes uniformly white, interior and columella white.

Solid, slender and acutely tapering with a high, nearly vertical anterior canal, early whorls faintly axially ribbed, later whorls glossy, smooth, sculptured only with fine spiral striae, columella calloused, with a broad central plait.

Synonym (s)
Cerithium bandatum Perry, 1811
Cerithium fasciatum Bruguiere, 1792
Cerithium hawaiiensis (Dall ms.) Tinker, 1952
Cerithium Martinianum Pfieffer, 1840
Cerithium pharos Hinds, 1844
Cerithium procerum Kiener, 1841
Clava (Clava) fasciata Bruguiere, 1792
Rhinoclavis mountfordae Cotton, 1964
Strombus carminatus Roding, 1798
Vertagus pharos Hinds, 1844

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• East Coast, Coromandel (Lat: 14) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • www.idscaro.net Available at - http://www.idscaro.net/sci/index.htm
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 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
  • 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:2010-07-26

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