Xenophora (Stellaria) chinensis   Philippi,  1841 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 8.2 cm diam.

Color: Ranges from yellowish white to pale yellowish brown.

Depressed, spire angle about 95ยบ, peripheral flange simple, occupies 30-37% of the base diameter, dorsal sculpture of fine, granular, irregular oblique ridges, crossed by growth rugae, base slightly convex, with close spiral ridges crossed by radial ridges, beaded at the intersections, radials weakly lamellate within the deep and wide umbilicus, row of small foreign objects narrow, most of the dorsal surface exposed.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • 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
  • Sharpe shells. The ocean's superstore Available at - www.specimenshells.net

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