Vanikoro plicata   (Recluz,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Vanikoridae

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Description
Size: Upto 13 mm in height and 11 mm in diameter.

Color: Dull white

Shell small, thin globose, ovate; spire short but elevated protruding above the body whorl; protoconch with two smooth whorls. Aperture semicircular, columella straight; umbilicus broad and deep; sculptured with very strong, widely spaced, sharp and raised axial ribs; interspaces with close-set fine threads.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • 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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