Leucozonia (Laterolagena) smaragdulus   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Fasciolariidae

Description
Size: 35 mm in height

Color: Dark brown, spiral cords reddish brown and interstices white, aperture white with a blackish stain on the anterior part of columella.

Shell of medium size, solid and globose; apelture narrow, with obsolete lirations on the interior; outer lip thick and constricted anteriorly; columella with callus, with two to four plicae anteriorly and a parietal knob posteriorly, anterior canal short and oblique; sculptured with close-set raised spiral cords separated by narrow grooves.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) 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:2010-07-01

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