Neocancilla circula   (Kiener,  1838) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

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Description
Size: Length 17.65 mm; diameter 6.70 mm; height of aperture 11.45 mm; height of spire 7.15 mm.

Color: White.

Elongate-ovate to fusiform, spire tall and slightly turreted, primary spiral cords sharp and raised, with secondary threads between which are crossed by axial grooves forming rows of delicate beads, 3-4 primary cords on the spire whorls, about 12 on the body whorl, fasciole weak.


Synonym (s)
Mitra (Cancilla) circula Melvill, 1897
Mitra circula Kiener, 1838
Neocancilla circula Subba Rao and Dey, 1984

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Orissa, Chhatrapur INDIA (Record: 24/11/1962)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai 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
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, 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
  • 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
  • www.seashellhub.com Available at - http://www.seashellhub.com/
  • Raut, D; Ganesh, T; Murty, NVSS and Raman, AV (2005) Macrobenthos of Kakinada Bay in the Godavari delta, East coast of India: comparing decadal changes Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Elsevier 62(4) 609-620 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2004.09.029
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa

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