Strombus (Doxander) listeri   T. Gray,  1852 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Strombidae

Description
Size: Upto 100 mm in height.

Color: White and brown covered with chestnut undulating axial stripes, aperture white; columella and interior tinged with brown.

Shell large, rather thin but strong, with a high, pointed spire, long and narrow body whorl; outer lip a little quadrangularly expanded with a thickened edge almost parallel to the columella, posteriorly forms a round ended projection extending almost on level to the suture above the penultimate whorl; anterior canal well developed, stromboid notch very deep and U- shaped.
Sculptured with many axial ribs and fine spiral cords in between on the early whorls; lower whorls rather angulated at the shoulder and smooth for the major part with spiral striae at the base dorsally.


Synonym (s)
Strombus mirabilis Sowerby, 1870

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sand Heads INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Pondicherry 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
  • 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:2010-07-30

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