Cellana radiata   (Born,  1778) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Nacellidae

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Description
Size: 13 - 45 mm.

Color: Yellowish with a silvery lustre, an orange to chestnut-brown spatula, and a few broad radial rays of dark purplish brown. Dark brown with darker rays.

A flattened shell with numerous fine, granular ridges of varying height. Shell moderate size, 1 ½ inches in length, rather lightly built, except in the fully adult; ovate to elongately-ovate, with the anterior end slightly narrowed, depressed to moderately elevated, and with the apex varying from subcentral to the anterior third. Sculpture consisting of very numerous, fine, linear-spaced, weakly granulose or scabrous radials. Margin finely denticulated. The nine radials folds, so characteristic of some of the other radiata sub-species, are subobsolete to obsolete in capensis. Fully adult and senile examples often have the spatula obliterated by a whitish callus, and in these is usually a smear of bright orange at the head end of the spatula.


Synonym (s)
Acmaea travancorica Preston, 1911

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Jalleshwar shore (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.27) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Maharashtra, Nariman Point INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.33) INDIA (Record: 08/05/2006) (Depth: 12 mts)
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.78) INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 19.15) (Long: 72.93) INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Kiltan INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA (Record: 01/1987-03/1987)

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