Rimella (Varicospira) cancellata   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Rimella Varicospira cancellata with an animal, Visakhapatnam

Size: Upto 20 mm in height.

Color: Pale yellowish brown, outer lip edge and varices red brown, columella and aperture white.

Shell small, solid, fusiform, spire acuminate, outer lip thickened, crenulated, flanked by a deep furrow, extends towards apex covering two to three spire whorls, columella with callus, extends over whole length of the body whorl and with the outer lip forms a long anal canal, siphonal canal short, aperture and lip lirate. Sculptured with axial ribs connected by pitted, spiral grooves giving it cancellate appearance and randomly placed varices.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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
  • 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

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