Xenophora (Xenophora) corrugata   (Reeve,  1842) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Xenophoridae

Description
Size: Upto 48 mm in height and 64 mm in diameter.

Color: White or yellowish brown.

Shell medium conical but depressed, sutures deep, usually covered with empty bivalve shells and stones on the edges of all whorls. Umbilicus closed, base slightly concave, sculptured with oblique, strong spiral ribs crossed by growth lamellae with nodules at intersections.


Synonym (s)
Xenophora caperata Philippi, 1855
Phorus corrugatus Reeve, 1842
Xenophora tulearensis Stewart & Kosuge, 1993
Xenophorus caperatus Philippi, 1849

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• West Coast, Malabar (Lat: 10) (Long: 72.65) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads 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:2010-08-13

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