Diala semistriata   Philippi,  1849 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Size: 2 mm in height.

Color: Cream with brown and white spiral band below sutures.

Shell minute, thin, narrowly elongated and glossy, sutures channeled, surface smooth except for fine spiral threads at the base, columella straight, umbilicus absent.

Synonym (s)
Alaba semistriata (Philippi, 1849)
Barleeia imbricata Watson, 1886
Columbella scitula Turton, 1932
Diala cacuminata Laseron, 1956
Diala conica Turton, 1932
Diala infrasulcata G.B. Sowerby III, 1892
Diala planalba Laseron, 1956
Diala polita Preston, 1905
Diala stricta Habe, 1960
Diala trilirata Melvill, 1906
Diala varia Adams A., 1861
Diala vestigia Laseron, 1956
Diala watsoni Laseron, 1956
Rissoa basispiralis Grant-Mackie & Chapman-Smith, 1971
Rissoa semistriata Philippi, 1849

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/

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