Calpurnus (Calpurnus) verrucosus   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Ovulidae

Description
Size: 3.5 cm.

Color: White, pink at the ends. Animal white, with even-sized brown spots on the mantle and foot.

Thick, depressed, ovate, with sub-angulate shoulder forming a dorsal hump, anterior and posterior canals not projecting, posterior canal slightly reflected, aperture wide, curved, outer lip dentate, fossula narrow, terminal ridge weak, dorsum minutely striate, characterised by button-like knobs above the anterior and posterior canals.

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Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (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
  • Yaron, I (1981) An annotated list of Red Sea Ovulidae and Eratoidae Levantina 33 393-403 Available at - ZOOR11800017556
  • 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.diverosa.com Available at - http://www.diverosa.com/

Page last updated on:2010-06-10

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