Rhinoclavis articulata   (Adam & Reeve)  (1850) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Caenogastropoda
Family:Cerithiidae

Description
Size: 5.5 cm.

Color: Cream to white, sometimes irregularly blotched with tan, brown spots between the nodes on the first spiral cord.

Slender, light, glossy, 12-17 whorls, strongly sculptured, adult whorls with three primary beaded spiral cords separated by three smaller, smooth, spiral bands, former varixes indistinct, aperture oval, anterior canal relatively short, columella with a flange near the canal, columellar plait weak, outer lip slightly crenulate.

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Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

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Literature Source(s)
  • 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 (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa

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