Nerita planospira   Anton,  1839 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cycloneritimorpha
Family:Neritidae

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Description
Size: 3 cm.

Color: Cream or grey with reddish brown or grey spiral bands and maculations, aperture white, deck white or pale yellow but with a purple-black blotch, operculum green.

Wide, spire low, shoulder subangulate, outer lip flaring, turning inward at the suture and partly covering the spire, outer surface sculptured with numerous, rather rough spiral cords, columellar deck narrow, usually smooth, with four small, widely spaced marginal denticles, operculum smooth.

Synonym (s)
Nerita (Ilynerita) planospira Anton, 1839

Common Name (s)
• Flat Spired Nerite
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Tan, SK and Clements, R (2008) Taxonomy and distribution of the Neritidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Singapore Zoological Studies 47(4) 481-494 Available at - http://zoolstud.sinica.edu.tw/Journals/47.4/481.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at - http://data.gbif.org/species/
  • Rao, GC (1991) Distribution of plants and animals on the rocky sea shores of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 7(2) 30-42 Available at - NIO, Goa

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