Cochlespira travancorica travancorica   E. A. Smith,  1896 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Cochlespiridae

Description
Size: 40 mm

Color: Dull White under a thin greyish periostracum.

Shell narrowly fusiform, of moderate size 1 5/8 inches in height, with a tall pagodaform spire and long straight anterior whorl height, are sharply angulated and coronated by a thin lamella which is produced into somewhat irregular upward concave but from the carina to the lower suture the outlines are straight but inclined inward below. The body-whorl tapers gradually to a long straight anterior canal. The shell surface is smooth except for weak spiral cords over the lower base and rostrum. The sinus is broad and rather deep, extending from the suture almost to the peripheral carina. Colour dull white under a thin greyish periostracum.

Synonym (s)
Pleurotoma granulata E. A. Smith, 1904
Pleurotoma travancorica E. A. Smith, 1896

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Powell, AWB (1968) The Family Turridae in the Indo-Pacific Indo-Pacific Mollusca Delaware Museum of Natural History Grenville, Delaware, U.S.A 2(10) 215-416 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (1999) Bisyogai Database Available at - http://bigai.world.coocan.jp/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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