Nerita albicilla   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cycloneritimorpha
Family:Neritidae

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Description
Size: 2.5 cm.

Color: Black or grey with spiral bands and fine, irregular flecks, lip edge often brown; deck green, yellow or white.

Shell sculptured with closely set rounded spiral ribs; spire sunken. Almost planispiral, spire small, low, close to the postero-ventral margin, deck wide, calloused, pustulose, outer surface with a few spiral cords, operculum finely granulose. Columellar edge with small teeth on central part. Outer lip dentate with 1st teeth at 2 ends largest.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Oxpalate Nerite (English)
• Blotched Nerite (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.27) INDIA
• SINGAPORE
• Maharashtra, Nariman Point INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.33) INDIA (Record: 08/05/2006) (Depth: 12 mts)
• INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Bandstand INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Girgaon Chowpatty INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Gorai Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.78) INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 19.15) (Long: 72.93) INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.13) INDIA (Record: 04/1994-09/1994)

Literature Source(s)
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