Trigonostoma scalariformis   Lamarck,  1822 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Cancellariidae

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Description
Size: 2.4 cm.

Color: Greyish blue, ribs white, crossed by thin brown spiral lines which become faint in the interspaces, lip and columella white, interior brown.

Ovate, spire whorls with straight sides, body whorl convex and slightly constricted at the base, subsutural channel narrow, axial ribs strong, high, forming prominent backward-pointing shoulder nodules, 10 ribs per whorl, spiral cords numerous and cross the ribs, umbilicus narrow, aperture trigonal, columella narrow, weak on the parietal wall, slightly reflected anteriorly.

Synonym (s)
Cancellaria lamberti Sowerby, 1832

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (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
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • 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/
  • 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:2010-08-06

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