Strombus mutabilis   Swainson,  1821 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Strombidae

Description
Size: 25-45 mm.

Color: White.

Both inner and outer lips are striate, small callus on columella, distinct suture.

Synonym (s)
Canarium mutabile (Swainson, 1821)

Common Name (s)
• Marginate Conch
• Mutable Conch
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Herbivores

Biogeography



Literature Source(s)
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  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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