Pyrene testudinaria   Link,  1807 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Columbellidae

Description
Size: 2 cm.

Color: White, pale brown, orange, or yellow, with crowded white tent marks or a dense reticulate pattern of wavy axial lines, interior white.

Biconical or stoutly fusiform, spire height amost half total shell length, whorls convex, base of body whorl hardly at all contracted, outer lip almost straight, inner margin with a central swelling bearing 5-8 denticles, columellar smooth or with a few tiny anterior denticles, callus weak or lacking.

Synonym (s)
Columbella japonica Reeve, 1858
Columbella lactescens Souverbie, 1866
Columbella pardalina Lamarck, 1822
Columbella pardalina var. bifasciata Hervier, 1899
Columbella pardalina var. crocea Hervier, 1899
Columbella pardalina var. elongatula Hervier, 1899
Columbella pardalina var. fulgurata Hervier, 1899
Columbella pardalina var. lanceolata Hervier, 1899
Columbella pardalina var. laxa Hervier, 1899
Columbella pardalina var. minor Hervier, 1899
Columbella pardalina var. nigrescens Hervier, 1899
Columbella pardalina var. picturata Hervier, 1899
Columbella pardalina var. sublactescens Hervier, 1899
Columbella sagena Reeve, 1858
Columbella testudinaria Link, 1807
Columbella tylerae Griffith & Pidgeon, 1834
Columbella vulpecula Sowerby, 1847
Euplica fabula Sowerby, 1844
Pyrene lacteoides Habe & Kosuge, 1966
Pyrene testudinaria nigropardalis Habe & Kosu, 1966

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Gulbin, VV and Evseev, GA (1997) Intertidal Prosobranch Gastropods of Vietnam Galaxea Ryukyus University, Japan 13(2) 157-166 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • 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
  • Shell Available at - http://shell.cable.nu/

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