Vanikoro cancellata   (Lamarck,  1822) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Vanikoridae

Description
Size: 2.5 cm.

Color: White, periostracum yellow-brown.

Shell small, thin, body whorl inflated; spire depressed with the apex slightly exerted above the body whorl. Aperture very wide, almost rounded, outer lip extends over to the body whorl above the level of the slightly arched columella, umbilicus may be narrow and deep or often closed; sculptured with lamellate axial ribs and spiral threads, body whorl sometimes lacking axial ribs.


Synonym (s)
Sigaretus cancellatus Lamarck, 1822
Vanikoro cancellata Cernohorsky, 1972
Vanikoro cancellata Ray, 1977

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 13/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 8/2/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Orissa, Ganjam Coast INDIA
• Persian Gulf

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
  • Ray, HC (1977) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Indian Museum, Calcutta 1-150 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • www.seashellhub.com Available at - http://www.seashellhub.com/
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

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