Pterynotus tripterus   (Born,  1778) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Size: 6 cm.

Color: White or fawn, columellar white or yellow, operculum yellow, operculum yellow.

Solid, with a moderately high spire and a broad moderately long and straight siphonal canal, varixes wide, thin and fin-like, covered with crescent-shaped lamellae, surface granulose and sculptured with fine spiral ridges, 6-8 denticles present on the outer lip and 7-10 on the columella.

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Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA

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 (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at - http://www.schnr-specimen-shells.com/
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at - http://data.gbif.org/species/

Page last updated on:2010-07-23

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