Columbella turturina [Status Unaccepted]   Lamarck,  1822 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Columbellidae

Description
Size: Up to 12 mm in height.

Color: White, ornamented with orange brown spiral lines, aperture pinkish.

Shell small, solid, bulbous, inflated at the shoulder, apex pointed. Aperture very narrow, outer lip thickened, with eight to nine conspicuous denticles, columella with two rows of denticles, two large denticles on the inner side and five to six denticles on the outer side. Surface smooth except for spiral cords at the base of the body whorl.

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Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 11.00) (Long: 72.50) 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

Page last updated on:2012-10-08

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