Thiara (Melanoides) tuberculata   (Muller)  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Caenogastropoda
Family:Thiaridae

Description
Size: 3.20-5.00 mm.

whorls with axial and spiral striae giving appearance as tubercled; outer lip aperture not sinuate below, spiral groove absent.


Synonym (s)
Nerita tuberculata Mueller, 1774
Melanoides tuberculatus Subba Rao and Mitra, 1979

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 13/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• MALDIVES
• Orissa, Rambha INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Gollapara INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Sunamukhi INDIA (Record: 1986)
• Orissa, Nimnashi INDIA (Record: 1987)
• Orissa, Harchandi River Mouth INDIA (Record: 1986)
• Orissa, Ghode Daube INDIA (Record: 1986)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Molluscan fauna and distribution in the wild ass sanctuary Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 99(1) 139-141
  • (1995) Hugali Matla estuary: West Bengal ZSI, Kolkatta 1-542
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 Available at - NIO, Goa

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