Turritella attenuata   Reeve,  1849 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Caenogastropoda
Family:Turritellidae

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Description
Size:- Length: 35.75-83.00 mm.
Diameter: 12-21.25 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 15.32 mm.

Color: The shell is browning, but more often tends to be more or less strongly tinged with blue.

The shell is comparatively slender and considerably more elongated than in the preceding species, its height being at least four times as much as the maximum width of the body whorl. The whorls are more conspicuously bulged in the middle, and the sutural constrictions consequently appear deeper. The surface is traversed by fine spiral striae as well as by strongly raised spiral ridges, but the latter are, as a rule more numerous and are disposed differently; the strongest rib occurs somewhere near the middle and is followed above by a series of ribs which get successively weaker, and below by another raised rib nearly as strong as the medium one and separated from it by a rather wide interval.


Synonym (s)
Turritella acutangula Lamarck, 1843
Turritella attenuata Reeve, 1849
Turritella attenuata Gravely, 1942
Turritella attenuata Reeve, 1869
Turritella attenuata Rajagopal & Mookherjee, 1982

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Goa, Mandovi Estuary (Lat: 15.28) (Long: 73.52) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Goa, Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 29/03/1984, 20/12/1965, 03/06/1969)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Arukkattuthurai (Lat: 10.39) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai (Lat: 10.3) (Long: 79.85) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Mallipattinam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.32) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Adirampattinam (Lat: 9.95) (Long: 79.18) INDIA (Record: 09/2007-08/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.13) INDIA (Record: 04/1994-09/1994)
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi, Sakthikulangara INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Madras INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tranquebar (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.85) INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA

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