Naticarius onca   Roeding,  1798 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Naticidae

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Description
Size: 15 to 16 mm in height; often a few reach up to 23 mm in height.

Color: Cream, body whorl with five spiral rows of large and conspicuous dark brown rectangular spots, aperture and nuclear whorls white.

Shell small; solid; spire low; aperture semi-ovate, parietal callus prominent, umbilicus opens posteriorly, funicle broad and prominent filling anterior 2/3 of umbilicus, Surface glistening and with growth lines.
Operculum calcareous and multisulcate.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Red Sea 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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