Atys hyalina   Watson,  1883 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cephalaspidea
Family:Haminoeidae

Description
Size: Shell upto 20 mm in height

Color: Pale yellow with dark coloured spiral grooves

Shell small, thin, spire sunken. Aperture protruding beyond the level of the shell, narrow at the posterior but wider at the anterior end; body whorl encircled by distinct grooves separated by wide spaces and visible through the aperture; keel like structure on the mid dorsal area are indistinct axial ridges.


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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
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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:2010-06-09

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