Trochus (Infundibulum) radiatus   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Trochidae

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Description
Size: 20-30 mm.

Color: White with irregular bands of crimson red transpirally.

Body whorl with sharply angulated periphery. Conical, umbilicus wide and shallow, beaded ridges on whorls, last whorl serrated. When the shell loses the superficial layer, it exposes the underlying nacreous layer which is silvery white.

Synonym (s)
Trochus vividus Reeve, 1861

Common Name (s)
• Top Shell (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Herbivores

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7.24) (Long: 93.74) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Maharashtra, Nariman Point INDIA (Record: 00/12/2006-00/11/2007)
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.33) INDIA (Record: 08/05/2006) (Depth: 12 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

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