Mitrella (Graphicomassa) puella   Sowerby,  1844 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Columbellidae

Description
Size: 1.2 cm.

Color: White, marbled with red-brown, often with brown spots at the suture.

Suture prominent, spire and aperture length about equal, sharply contracted at the base and the anterior end of the outer lip forming a prominent, recurved anterior canal, aperture rectangular, outer lip with 6-7 inner denticles, varicose behind, columella meeting the parietal wall at a high angle, narrowly calloused, with a double internal tooth and a row of small marginal denticles.


Synonym (s)
Columbella conspersa Gaskoin, 1852

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • 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/

Page last updated on:2011-09-06

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