Domiporta praestantissima   Roeding,  1798 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

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Description
Size: 32.94 mm in length; 9.54 in width; 15.42 height of aperture.

Color: Shell white, ornamented with continuous brown spiral lines on the ridges.

Shell elongately fusiform; axial grooves deep; interstices of spiral ridges with transverse threads; aperture long as spire; columella with 4-5 oblique folds.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Most Superior Miter
Economic Importance and Threats

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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (1984) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: I. Family Mitridae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 48pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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