Maculotriton serriale   (Deshayes,  1834) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

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Description
Size: Length 7.40-14.30 mm; diameter 3.40-5.60 mm; length of aperture 4.05-7.20 mm; length of spire 4.35-8.30 mm.

Color: Cream, fawn or yellow, oftern with dark brown or black spots on the axial ribs, interior white.

Sculptured with 10-16 axial ribs and 12-20 slightly nodulose spiral cords on the body whorl, outer lip varixed behind, with 6-8 small inner denticles, columella with two small anterior denticles.


Synonym (s)
Buccinum serriale Laborde, 1834
Colubraria brocteata Reeve, 1844
Buccinum serriale Laborde and Linant, 1834
Maculotriton serriale Cernohorsky, 1972
Buccinum pulicaris Lesson, 1842
Buccinum serriale Deshayes in Laborde & Linant, 1834
(Basionym)
Clathurella waterhouseae Brazier, 1896
Columbella epidelia Duclos in Chenu, 1848
Columbella pulicaris Lesson, 1842
Triton angulatus Reeve, 1844
Triton bacillum Reeve, 1844
Triton bracteatus Hinds, 1844
Triton bracteatus longus Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1904
Triton digitale Reeve, 1844
Triton lativaricosus Reeve, 1844
Tritonidea petterdi Brazier, 1872
Triton bracteatus Reeve, 1844
Colubraria brocteata Smith, 1906
Maculotriton serriale Satyamurti, 1952
Maculotriton serriale Surya Rao and Subba Rao, 1991

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 01/04/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 12/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• MALDIVES

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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV and Surya Rao, KV (1993) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: Pt. 3. Family: Muricidae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 133 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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