Natica (Naticarius) orientalis   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 3 cm.

Color: Uniformly cream or pale yellow, columella and funicle white.

Globose spire low, suture impressed, columella projecting to meet the outer lip at a pronounced, spatulate, anterior angle, parietal callus small but thick, funicle large, separating a deep umbilical pit posteriorly from a shallow, narrow, anterior spiral groove, operculum with about five prominent spiral ribs and one or two thin cords near the outer edge, margin toothed.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
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