Cerithidea cingulata   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Potamididae

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Description
Size: 2.5 cm.

Color: Brown, White, Black, Variable, usually grey or brown, subsutural rib, and tubercles white, aperture brown.

Sides of spire rather flat, body whorl with a thick varix opposite the lip, the subsutural row of tubercles larger than the two anterior rows, tubercles rounded, obsolete on the body whorls, base with six smooth spiral ribs. Flared outer lip, beaded circular bands, three rows of beds per whorl. The tubercules on the ridge are so arranged as to form regular transpiral rows; in the body whorl, however, only the uppermost ridge is tuberculated; the grooves separating the ridges on the body whorl diverge fan-wise towards the edge, the outer lip being somewhat broadly expanded. The anterior canal is represented by a deep notch. There is a slight, but distinct transpiral, ridge-like elevation on the surface of the body whorl immediately above the inner border of the aperture.


Synonym (s)
Cerithidea (Cerithideopsilla) cingulata Rajagopal & Mookerje, 1982
Murex cingulatus Gmelin, 1790
Cerithidia cingulata Adam and Leloup, 1938
Cerithidia cingulata Van Bentham Jutting, 1956
Cerithidea (Cerithideopsilla) cingulata Rajagopal and Mookerjee, 1982
Potamides cingulatus (Gmelin, 1791)
(Senior Synonym)
Tympanotonos fluviatilis (Potiez & Michaud, 1838)
(Senior Synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal, Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Herbivores

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Jalleshwar shore (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.33) INDIA (Record: 08/05/2006) (Depth: 12 mts)
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lagoon (Lat: 19.46) (Long: 85.08) INDIA (Record: 07/2007-10/2007, 07/2008-10/2008)
• Orissa, Chilika Lagoon (Lat: 19.9) (Long: 85.63) 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, Dhanushkodi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin Fishing Harbour INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Threspuram INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek (Lat: 23.28) (Long: 68.51) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek (Lat: 23.45) (Long: 68.48) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA

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