Babylonia zeylanica   Bruguiere,  1789 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Babyloniidae

Description
Size: Up to 70 mm in height

Color: White with large brown blotches.

Shell large, fusiform, less solid and with less inflated whorls, body whorl narrower than in B. spirata, sutures not canaliculated, spire high ending in dark purple apex. Aperture large, outer lip sharp and smooth, but not flexed at top, columella smooth, with heavy broad callus posteriorly but narrow anteriorly, a strong parietal ridge almost close to the outer lip, umbilicus broadly open with a row of teeth on the outer margin, fasciole with a ridge on the inner edge, anterior canal broad and deep, posterior canal not distinct. Surface smooth
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Synonym (s)
Babylonia zeylanica (Bruguiere, 1789)
Buccinum giratum Roding, 1798
Buccinum zeylanicum Bruguiere, 1789
Eburna zeylanica (Bruguiere, 1789)

Common Name (s)
• Indian Babylon (English)
• Whelks
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi, Sakthikulangara INDIA
• INDIA
• Andra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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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