Creseis acicula [Status Unaccepted]   (Rang,  1828) (Tusk Shell)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Thecosomata
Family:Creseidae

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Description
Color: Shell is up to 35 mm long and 1.5 mm across.

Shell is transparent, long and straight, and round in cross section. The shell surface is smooth. A distinctive tentacular lobe on the anterior margin of the fins.


Synonym (s)
Cleodora acicula Rang, 1828

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA
• Kerala, Munambam INDIA
• Kerala, Shanghumugham INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• SEYCHELLES
• West Coast (Lat: 15) (Long: 69) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• Andaman Sea INDIA (Record: 05/2000)
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• West Coast (Lat: 19) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 04/1988-05/1988)
• Bay of Bengal 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
  • Conway, DVP; White, RG; Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J; Gallienne, CP and Robins, DB (2003) Guide to the coastal and surface zooplankton of the south western Indian Ocean Occasional publication no 15 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological association of the United Kingdom 354 pp Available at - http://www.mba.ac.uk/nmbl/publications/occpub/pdf/occ_pub_15.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Kurian, CV (1953) A preliminary survey of the bottom fauna and bottom deposits of the Travancore coast within the 15-fathom line Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 19 746–775 Available at - http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/rawdataupload/upload/insa/INSA_1/20005b8b_747.pdf
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Bhattacharjee, D (2005) Pteropod preservation profiles in seabed sediments off Middle Andaman Island in Andaman Sea Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR 34(3) 259-266 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/1561
  • Krishnamurthy, K (1965) Seasonal variation in the plankton of Porto Novo waters (India) Hydrobiologia Springer 29(1-2) 226-238 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/n81g3x442qg28ljn/fulltext.pdf
  • Santhakumari, V and Peter, KJ (1993) Relative abundance and diel variation of zooplankton from south west coast of India Journal of the Indian Fisheries Association Indian Fisheries Association 23 73-85 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2783
  • Madhupratap, M; Nair, SRS; Haridas, P and Padmavati, G (1990) Response of zooplankton to physical changes in the environment: coastal upwelling along central west coast of India Journal of coastal research Coastal Education and Reserch Foundation 6 413-426 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2439
  • Jitlang, I; Pattarajinda, S; Mishra, R and Wongrat, L (2007) Composition, Abundance and Distribution of Zooplankton in the Bay of Bengal The Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management in the Bay of Bengal 65-92 Available at - http://map.seafdec.org/downloads/BIMSTEC/010-Zooplankton-Issaporn.pdf

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