Trochus maculatus   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Trochidae

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Description
Size: 6 cm high.

Color: Cream to white with red-brown or green axial rays, sometimes uniformly brown.

Periphery rounded or subangulate, columella thick, with about five strong spiral folds which end in broad rounded tubercles at the margin, outer lip smooth, aperture finely lirate, with strong spiral ridges near the base, sides sculptured with finely beaded spiral ribs, base with more regular spiral nodulose ribs.

Synonym (s)
Trochus tentorium Gmelin, 1791

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Tan, KS and Kastoro, WW (2004) A small collection of gastropods and bivalves from the Anambas and Natuna Islands, south China Sea The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 11 47-54
  • Thapanand, T; Chunhabundit, S and Aranyanak, N (1995) A preliminary survey on ecology of topshell in Sattahip Bay Thai Fisheries Gazette 48(2) 119-129 Available at - Zoological Records
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  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
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