Epitonium (Papyriscala) latifasciatum   Sowerby,  1874 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Epitoniidae

Description
Size: 13 mm in length

Color: Reddish-yellow or white.

Shell small, pyramidal, whorls round, increasing rapidly, suture deeply impressed, aperture oval, outer lip uniformly but weakly thickened, narrowly umbilicate; sculptured with numerous thin plate-like transpiral varices.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Agasthiampalli INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in

Page last updated on:2010-06-28

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