Diacria quadridentata   (Blainville,  1821) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Thecosomata
Family:Cavoliniidae

Image copyrights: Mike Severns and PF

Description
Size: Shell length 2.0 – 3.0 mm; width 1.8 – 2.5 mm.

The shell is small, globular, with rounded dorsal and ventral sides. There are no caudal or lateral spines. The dorsal side extends further than the ventral side, this section can be seen when viewed ventrally.


Synonym (s)
Diacria quadridentata (de Blainville, 1821)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal

Biogeography


• 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
  • Rottman, ML (1980) Net tow and surface sediment distributions of pteropods in the south China Sea region: comparison and oceanographic implications Marine Micropaleontology 5 (1) 71-110 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Cory Pittman and Pauline Fiene Sea slugs of Hawai'i Available at - http://seaslugsofhawaii.com/

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