Latirus belcheri   (Reeve,  1847) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Fasciolariidae

Image copyrights: Eddie Hardy

Description
Size: 7 cm.

Color: Cream with irregular and interrupted chocolate brown or black axial bands, nodule ridges white, interior white.

Broadly fusiform, siphonal canal straight and moderately long, sculptured with fine spiral ribs, shoulders encircled by a spiral row of compressed and ridged nodules, with another row of similar but smaller nodules around the centre of the body whorl, nodules connected by axial folds, aperture finely lirate, columella slightly bent and bearing several weak plicae at the bend.

Synonym (s)
Turbinella belcheri Reeve, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • 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/

Page last updated on:2011-09-02

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