Nerita undata   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cycloneritimorpha
Family:Neritidae

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Description
Size: 4 cm high.

Color: Light brown, yellow, grey or purple-black, with green or black spots or patches; aperture white, often strained with yellow, especially on the columellar deck, operculum grey.

Turbinate with a moderately high spire; sculptured with numerous fine spiral threads, fine teeth present along the inner edge of the outer lip plus one or two more prominent teeth posteriorly, columellar deck strongly wrinkled, margin with three or more teeth centrally, operculum finely pustulose.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Gulbin, VV and Evseev, GA (1997) Intertidal Prosobranch Gastropods of Vietnam Galaxea Ryukyus University, Japan 13(2) 157-166 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Saad, MAH (1984) Proceedings of the Symposium on Coral Reef environment of the Red Sea King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia 1-681 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Tan, SK and Clements, R (2008) Taxonomy and distribution of the Neritidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Singapore Zoological Studies 47(4) 481-494 Available at - http://zoolstud.sinica.edu.tw/Journals/47.4/481.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa

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