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

Description
Size: 25-45 mm.

Color: White.

Flared outer lip, shoulder with a row of strong evenly tubercles, interior of outer lip is ridged, body whorl is large.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Pretty Conch
• Pigeon Conch
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration, Edible)

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Herbivores

Biogeography


• Northern Indian Ocean 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
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 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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