Neocancilla papilio   (Link,  1807) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

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Description
Size: 6 cm.

Color: White or grey with contrasting white and red-brown nodules, interior and columella orange.

Fusiform, suture indistinct, aperture length slightly greater than spire height, with prominent spiral ribs crossed by axial grooves giving the surface a strongly nodulose texture, anterior fasciole weak, consists of a double spiral rib.

Synonym (s)
Mitra sphaerulata Martyn, 1784
Scabricola scabriuscula (Lamarck, 1811)

Common Name (s)
• Butterfly Miter
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (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
  • 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
  • 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/

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