Natica albula [Status Unaccepted]   Recluz,  1851 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Naticidae

Description
Color: Pale reddish brown marked with a broad, pale spiral band.

The shell is fairly large, thick and solid with an inflated body whorl and a greatly reduced spire. The surface is obliquely striated. The columella is covered by a thick, smooth and polished callus which is fused with the body whorl for a little distance posteriorly, but separated it anteriorly, thus leaving the umbilical opening free in this part. The aperture is semicircular.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi, Sakthikulangara INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at - http://data.gbif.org/species/
  • Philip, MB and Appukuttan, KK (1995) A checklist of gastropods landed at Sakthikulangara-Neendakara area CMFRI 138 9-10 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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