Heliacus (Heliacus) stramineus   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Heterobranchia incertae sedis

Image copyrights: Shelline Group

Length: 9.90-14.10 mm.
Diameter: 18.40-19.82 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 8.43-9.45 mm.

Body whorl consists of thick strong spiral ridges; sculptured with fine latticed consisting of strong, close set transpiral ribs decussated by weaker spiral ridges; aperture broad and rounded.

Synonym (s)
Trochus stramineus Gmelin, 1791
Heliacus (Heliacus) straminea Garrard, 1971

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Tamil Nadu 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
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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:2010-06-30

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