Cancilla (Domiporta) rufilirata   (Adams & Reeve,  1850) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Mitridae

Description
Size: 4.7 cm.

Color: Orange brown to tan with white blotches or streaks, some shells with white and brown spots on the cords, aperture white, sometimes with an orange stain.

Fusiform, whorls only slightly inflated, early spire whorls with three spiral cords and pitted interspaces, body whorl with up to 37 primary and secondary spiral cords that may be of equal size, interspaces with short, strong axial riblets and deep grooves between.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

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 (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa

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