Peasiella tantilla   (Gould,  1849) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Littorinidae

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Description
Size: 3 mm wide.

Color: Fawn with prominent red-brown spots on the peripheral keel and below the suture and obscure radial bands, base of columella light brown.

Suture impressed, sides of whorls convex, base slightly convex, periphery made carinate by a prominent rib, sides of whorls with five spiral cords separated by narrow grooves, base similarly corded.

Synonym (s)
Trochus tantillus Gould, 1851
Peasiella tantilla Thiele, 1931

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 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
  • 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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