Melampus ceylonicus   Petit,  1841 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Pulmonata
Family:Ellobiidae

Description
Size: 10.90 mm.

Color: Light brown, occasionally with bands.

The shells are small to large, acute, solid, smooth, usually ovate to fusiform, with an elevated conic spire. Suture lineate, aperture narrowly elongate, oblique, outer lip margin thin, interior denticulate with both short and long teeth; columella obliquely rounded, with three plaits.


Synonym (s)
Auricula ceylonica Petit, 1841-1842
Melampus ceilonicus Martens, 1887

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove Forest (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.78) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Muthupet INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Mergui Archipelago INDIA
• Pondicherry, Pondicherry mangrove (Lat: 79.8) (Long: 11.88) INDIA (Record: 01/2009)
• Pondicherry, Pondicherry mangrove (Lat: 79.81) (Long: 11.76) INDIA (Record: 01/2009)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) 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
  • Rajagopal, S; Khan, SA; Srinivasan, M and Shanmugam, A (1998) Gastropods of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University 38 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Balasubramanian, T Lagoons of India Environmental Information System Centre, Envis Publication Series: 3/2001 105 pp Available at - http://aucasmbenvis.org/files/04-Publications/lagoon%20status.pdf
  • Fernando, AS and Fernando, OJ (2002) A field guide to the common invertebrates of the east coast of India Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology 1-258 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Kathiresan, k (2000) A review of studies on Pichavaram mangrove, southeast India Hydrobiologia Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands 430 108-205 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kesavan, K; Babu, A; Ravi, V and Rajagopal, S (2009) A checklist of malacofauna from Pondicherry mangroves International Journal of the Bioflux Society Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology 31-36 Available at - www.aes.bioflux.com.ro/docs/2009.1.31-36.pdf
  • Kesavan, K; Palpandi, C and Shanmugam, A (2009) A checklist of malacofauna of the Vellar estuarine mangroves, India Journal of Threatened Taxa Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society 1(7) 382-384 Available at - threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJournal/2009/July/o191226vii09382-384.pdf

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