Marginella elegans   (Gmelin)  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Marginellidae

Description
Size: 12.15 mm.

Color: Ash sometimes with brown markings.

Shell pyriform, solid, glossy, amooth, spire short, obtuse, sometimes concealed into body; body whorl wider towards posterior, narrow anteriorly; aperture narrowly elongate, outer lip margin thick with denticulate interior; columella with five strong plaits.



Synonym (s)
Voluta elegans Gmelin, 1791
Marginella elegans Abbott and Dance, 1982

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 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

Page last updated on:2010-07-06

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