Strombus fragilis   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Strombidae

Description
Size: 5 cm.

Color: Cream with pale tan bands and bloches, becomong dark at the lip and anterior end, aperture and columella dark brown.

Thin-shelled, spire moderately tall, with smooth convex whorls, body whorl almost without shoulders, very weakly nodulose below the suture, finely spirally striate anteriorly, outer lip meeting the parietal wall well below the suture, notch broad and shallow, aperture finely lirate near the lip, columella smooth.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

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
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at - http://www.schnr-specimen-shells.com/
  • 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:2010-07-30

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