Architectonica perspectiva   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Architectonicidae

Image copyrights: Korinna Sangiouloglou

Description
Size: 10-60 mm.
Length: 11.10-13.15 mm.
Diameter: 21.55-27.00 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 6.50-9.50 mm.

Color: Light brown; white to yellowish-brown, lighter at the edges and beneath. Operculum horny and dark brown.

Shell thick, broad flattened base and depressedly conical spire; whorls inflated and perfectly straight; each whorl with distinct rib at the lower edge; body whorl sharply angular. Umbilicus is deep wide and denticulated, suture distinct but above and below the suture is a spiral incised line, fine axial striations, brown blotches below the suture, brown spots on the edges.


Synonym (s)
Trochus perspectivum Linnaeus, 1758
Trochus perspectivum Linne, 1758
Solarium perspectivum Philippi, 1859
Solarium perspectivum Reeve, 1866
Solarium perspectivum Schepman, 1908
Architectonica perspectiva Gravely, 1942
Solarium perspectivum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Trochus perspectiva Linnaeus, 1755
Architectonia perspectiva Satyamurti, 1952
Architectonica perspectiva Rajagopal and Mookherjee, 1982

Common Name (s)
• Clear Sundial Shell (English)
• Sundial (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Herbivores

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 17/06/1964)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 08/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vaan Island INDIA
• West Bengal, Parseymari INDIA (Record: 09/11/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA (Record: 04/1994-09/1994)
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi, Sakthikulangara INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA

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