Funa tayloriana   (Reeve,  1846) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Pseudomelatomidae

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Description
Size: 30 mm in height

Color: Cream with indistinct brownish dots.

Shell small, solid, elongate fusiform, spire half the total height, sutures shallow; aperture rather narrow; columella with callus; outer lip strongly convex; posterior sinus deep and opening slightly upwards; siphonal canal broadly open and truncated; sculptured with strong, widely spaced axial ribs crossed by weak spiral threads, axial ribs on the body become obsolete towards the base and spiral ridges become prominent.


Synonym (s)
Pleurotoma tayloriana Reeve, 1846

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

Page last updated on:2011-08-30

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