Trochus (Infundibulun) stellatus   Gmelin  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Trochidae

Description
Size: 3 cm high.

Color: Fawn or greenish with radial reddish bands, basal cords red-spotted.

Sides slightly convex, periphery subangulate, base slightly convex, aperture quadrate, whorls with three or four beaded spiral cords, the presutural row may be prominently nodulose but on the body whorl it becomes divided into several small beaded cords, base with about eight close and finely beaded spiral lirae, umbilicus finely lirate within, columella weakly toothed, aperture wall lirate.

Synonym (s)
Trochus (Infundibulum) stellatus Rajgopal & Mookherje, 1978
Trochus stellatus Gmelin, 1791

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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:2010-08-09

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