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

Image copyrights: Census of marine zooplankton

Description
Size: Shell length up to 7 mm; opening diameter 1 mm.

Shell is transparent, curved and round in cross section. The shell surface is smooth and colorless.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Andaman Sea INDIA (Record: 05/2000)
• 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
  • 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
  • Census of marine zooplankton Available at - http://www.cmarz.org/
  • 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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