Cronia konkanensis [Status Unaccepted]   (Melvill,  1893) (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 17.24-26.60 mm; diameter 10.05-16.50 mm; length of aperture 10.15-16.05 mm; length of spire 8.50-13.86 mm.

Color: Dark chocolate brown tubercles, cords white, aperture light violet with chocolate margin and dark brown lines interior, teeth white.

Strong, solid, black nodules on white, many spiral riblets between nodules, denticles on aperture, black dots on outer lip, aperture longitudinally ovate. Anal sulcus deep 'U' shape, outer lip thick, margin crenulate, interior denticulate with5 teeth leading to raised lines, inner lip smooth, adherent posteriorly, detached anteriorly. 2-3 plicae above canal. Canal short, broad, open; axial sculpture consists of longitudinal ridges with horizontal tubercles 6-7 rows on body, 2 rows alternate with single row on spiral whorls, spiral structure of scabrous cords, 3 numbers each in between tubercular rows.


Synonym (s)
Drupa konkanensis Melvill, 1928
Ricinula (Sistrum) konkanensis Melvill, 1893
Sistrum konkanensis Melvill & Standen, 1898
Sistrum konkanensis Melvill and Standen, 1901
Drupa konkanensis Hornell and Tomlin, 1915
Drupa konkanensis Subrahmanyam et al., 1952
Drupa konkanensis Tikader, 1964

Common Name (s)
• Robust Shell (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Carnivores

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 1993)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1993)
• Karachi PAKISTAN (Record: 1993)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1993)

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
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • 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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