Atys naucum   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Cephalaspidea
Family:Haminoeidae

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Description
Size: 15-50 mm.

Color:White and covered by brown periostracum, often decorated with reddish brown wavy axial streaks.

Shell globose; spire sunken; aperture large and expanded anteriorly; outer lip looks detached; columella with an angulate curved fold anteriorly; sculptured with distinct spiral lines on the top and at the bottom leaving a smooth centre.


Synonym (s)
Atys ferruginosa A. Adams, 1850

Common Name (s)
• White Pacific Atys
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Opisthobranchs from the Mediterranean Sea and elsewhere Available at - www.medslugs.de/E/mssmain.htm
  • 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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