Epitonium perplexum   Pease,  1860 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Epitoniidae

Description
Size: 4 cm.

Color: White or fawn, sometimes with obscure reddish spiral bands, varixes white.

Moderately tall, a little loosely coiled with a deep suture, umbilicus lacking, protoconch conical, of about three whorls, teleoconch of 9-12 convex whorls, axial ribs widely spaced, sharp and terminally hooked, about 13 ribs on the last whorl, extending onto the base, aperture subcircular, peristome just complete, columella reflected.

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Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

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
  • 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 (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at - http://www.schnr-specimen-shells.com/

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