Neocancilla clathrus   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

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Description
Size: 2.5 cm.

Color: Cream with small brown spots below the suture and an irregular brown band around the centre, interior cream.

Slender, whorls convex, body whorl a littel inflated, sculpture gemmate, with spiral grooves crossed by sinuous axial grooves, forming about 25 primary spiral cords but with secondary cords in the interspaces centrally, columella with five folds.

Synonym (s)
Mitra (Cancilla) crenifera Melvill, 1897
Mitra clathrus Gmelin, 1791

Common Name (s)
• Clathrus Miter
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 11.63) (Long: 92.27) 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

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