Neverita albumen   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Naticidae

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Description
Size: Upto 40 mm in length

Color: Cream, umbilical area and spire white, interior of aperture dull white; operculum corneous and dark reddish-brown.

Shell moderately large, thick, ovate and laterally compressed; spire depressed and exserted; body whorl very large; aperture semi ovate, almost extending up to the spire, very thick, tongue shaped parietal callus in the middle of the columella coalescing with the funicle and posteriorly narrow; funicle broad and fills the center of the umbilicus leaving a narrow groove anteriorly and deep umbilical depression posteriorly. Surface shining and smooth with obsolete growth striae.


Synonym (s)
Polinices albumen (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA
• Tamil Nadu 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
  • www.seashellhub.com Available at - http://www.seashellhub.com/

Page last updated on:2010-07-19

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