Cerithiopsis pulvis [Status Unaccepted]   (Issel,  1869) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Cerithiopsidae

Description
Size: 4 x 1.1 mm.

Color: Whitish to yellowish, with the subsutural cord and the additional cord of the body whorl dark brown.

Shell slender, nearly four times as long as broad, with 10-12 whorls. Protoconch of four smooth whorls, often broken off. Teleoconch of 7-8 whorls with a sculpture of three spiral cords intersecting with axial folds to form a dense series of pearl-like knobs. Body whorl with one more spiral cord extending from the suture and a thickening adjacent to the columella. Aperture ovate, with a broadly open, very short but deeply incised siphonal canal.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Prey:  Live and graze on sponges

Biogeography


• 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
  • Zenetos, A; Gofas, S; Russo, G and Templado, J CIESM Atlas of exotic molluscs in the Mediterranean CIESM Available at - http://www.ciesm.org/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Zenetos, A; Gofas, S; Russo, G and Templado, J CIESM Atlas of exotic molluscs in the Mediterranean CIESM Available at - http://www.ciesm.org/
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/

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