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

Description
Size: Upto 35 mm to 50 mm in height and 55 mm to 70 mm.

Color: Yellowish white.

Shell of medium to large in diameter, thick, trochoidal, base slightly concave. Attachment of shells and debris on all whorls, largest radiate from the periphery of shells like wheel spokes. Aperture broad, umbilicus smaller in proportion to the size of the shell, columella partly obscures the umbilicus. Base sculptured with wavy, oblique striae crossed by curved growth ridges, those in the centre granular, surface covered with wavy riblets.


Synonym (s)
Phorus pallidulus Reeve, 1842
(Basionym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Daniel, R (1985) Fauna of India and the adjacent countries (Coelenterata: Hydrozoa: Siphonophora) ZSI 440 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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