Trigonostoma scalata   Sowerby,  1832 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Cancellariidae

Description
Size: 25 mm in height

Color: White or light cream, marked on the ribs with crowded dark brown lines, aperture and columella white.

Shell small, ovate and globose, shallow wide channel from angular shoulder to rather constricted suture; aperture wide, lirate within; outer lip thickened, meeting the columella straight posteriorly, a small parietal plication; columella with a callus shield and three folds anteriorly; umbilicus open and deep; siphon canal short and shallow; sculptured with slender, oblique, rather close axial ribs, about 13 to 16 on the body whorl and weak spiral cords becoming nodules on the ribs, axial ribs ending in small nodules on the shoulder.


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Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at - http://www.schnr-specimen-shells.com/

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