Drupa (Ricinella) clathrata miticula   (Lamarck,  1798) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

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Description
Size: Length 28.50-36.05 mm; diameter 25.15-28.60 mm; length of aperture 22.25-30.10 mm.

Color: Fawn to orange, interior violet; light brown, interior of aperture light purple.

Ovate, sculptured with fine spiral cords and spiral rows of stout spines, a single row on the spire whorls and five on the body whorl, plus a row on the fasciole, aperture wide, outer lip with bifid or trifid denticles (in the illustrated immature specimen they are single), columella with three strong folds and the trace of a fourth anteriorly.


Synonym (s)
Ricinula miticula Lamarck, 1822
Drupa (Ricinella) clathrata miticula Emerson and Cernohorsky, 1973
Drupa (Ricinula) clathrata miticula Surya Rao and Subba Rao, 1991

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 9/2/1986)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 10/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 1993)
• MALDIVES
• MADAGASCAR

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Surya Rao, KV (1993) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: Pt. 3. Family: Muricidae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 133 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa

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