Pupa solidula   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Acteonidae

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Description
Color: Whitish or pale straw colored.

Shell is moderately large, more or less broadly or ovately spindle-shaped; spire short and conical with a sharply pointed apex; surface of the shell is traversed by strongly impressed spiral grooves separating slightly raised, close-set spiral ridges; the grooves are transpirally striated; aperture is elongate, strongly narrowed posteriorly; edge of the outer lip is very thin.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Atoll (Lat: 10.55) (Long: 72.63) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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