Cerithidea quadrata   G.B. Sowerby II,  1866 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Potamididae

Description
Size: 5.5 cm SHL (male/unsexed).

Synonym (s)
Cerithidea obtusa (non Lamarck, 1822)
(misapplied name)
Cerithidea rhizophorarum (non Adams, 1855)
(misapplied name)
Potamides quadratus (Sowerby, 1866)
(senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Quadrate horn shell (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Collected for food in many areas of Southeast Asia.)

Ecology

Biogeography


• 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at - http://data.gbif.org/species/
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa

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