Tibia delicatula [Status Unaccepted]   (Nevill,  1881) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 44.9-67 mm; diameter 18.62-20.98 mm.

Color: Pale ochre brown, body whorl with four to five narrow white bands, each one terminating at the digitations on the outer lip, other whorls with a single white band in the middle.

Shells moderately large, more delicate and translucent than in other species, whorls ten, moderately convex. Aperture oval, not very large, anterior canal short and pointed, posterior canal a small groove, columella with thick callus, smooth, outer lip thickened with four to five short digitate processes, protoconch smooth, post nuclear whorls with inconspicuous regular striations, which become obsolete on later whorls.

Synonym (s)
Rostellaria delicatula Nevill, 1881
Tiboa delicatula Subba Rao, 1982

Common Name (s)
• Delicate Tibia
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Open Sea


• Andhra Pradesh, Krishna Delta (Lat: 15.75) (Long: 81) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Orissa, Baleshwar Bay INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Godavari INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Orissa 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
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Wonders of the sea, Inc Available at - http://www.sealifegifts.net/

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