Phos senticosus   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Buccinidae

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Description
Size: 3.5 cm.

Color: Cream or fawn, often with a brown subsutural band and another around the centre of the body whorl, ribs usually paler than the interspaces, interior and columella pale purple or mauve.

Without varixes, whorls with angulate shoulders, narrow but strong axial ribs and fine spiral cords which form spiny prickles where they cross the ribs, columella with 1-4 plaits anteriorly, fasciole prominent, crossed by spinose axial lamellae and spiral cords.


Synonym (s)
Murex senticosus Linnaeus, 1758
Cancellaria senticosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vaan Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Hare Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Koswari Island INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)

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
  • 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/
  • Mohanraj, J; Johnson, JA; Ranjan, R; Johnson, L; Pandi, U and Shunmugaraj, T (2010) Coral reef associated gastropods in Tuticorin coast of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve, India Indian Journal of Science and Technology Indian Society for Education and Environment 3(2) 204-206 Available at - http://indjst.org/archive/vol.3.issue.2/feb10johnson-23.pdf
  • Appukuttan, KK; Chellam, A; Ramadoss, K; Victor, ACC and Meiyappan, MM (1989) Molluscan resources Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 43 77-92 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2641/1/Article_12.pdf

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