Pterygia crenulata   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

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Description
Size: 33 mm in length

Color: White, ornamented with irregular orange brown zones.

Shell small, oliviform, whorls seven, spire short; aperture large extending up to the shoulder of the body whorl; columella with seven to nine oblique folds; outer lip thick and crenulated; sculptured with punctated spiral lirae bisecting axial striae, interstices narrow.


Synonym (s)
Voluta crenulata Gmelin, 1817

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

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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

Page last updated on:2010-07-23

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