Naticarius manceli   Jousseaume,  1874 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Naticidae

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Description
Size: 25 mm in length

Color: Grayish brown. body whorl with two major rows of faint to conspicuous brown spots, often enclosing in between two additional rows of fine brown dots, base, umbilicus and columella white; funicle brown or tinged with brown terminally, interior of aperture tinged with light brown.

Shell small, spire elevated, suture deep. Aperture moderately large, columella concave, without a callus deposit, a low, rounded funicle entering the C-shaped umbilicus. Surface smooth except for oblique axial grooves in the subsutural region.


Synonym (s)
Natica strongyla Melvill & Sykes, 1899

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

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

Page last updated on:2010-07-15

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