Cymia lacera   (Born)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Image copyrights: Eddie's Shell Catalogue

Description
Length: 21.50-51.50 mm
Diameter: 13.00-39.15 mm
Max height of the aperture: 19.65-22.15 mm

Color: Ashy brown, aperture light brown, margin white.

Shell ovate, tuberculated, acute spire with four whorls; the body whorl large, ovate, tuberculate on shoulder; aperture large, ovate, outer lip finely crenulated; columella smooth.


Synonym (s)
Cymia carinifera Subba Rao & Mookherjee, 1975
Purpura lacera Born, 1778
Thais carinifera Annandale & Kemp, 1916
Cymia carinifera Lamarck, 1872
Purpura carinifera Lamarck, 1822
Thais carinifera Preston, 1914
Cuma disjuncta Annandale, 1922
Cuma disjuncta var. obliterata Annandale, 1924

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Edible)

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary (Lat: 16.63) (Long: 82.3) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sagar Island (Lat: 21.72) (Long: 88.1) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lagoon (Lat: 19.77) (Long: 85.33) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 14/02/1925, 1991)
• West Bengal, Matla River INDIA (Record: 10/03/1965)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 05/09/1964, 12/07/1984, 06/09/1984, 1991)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 21/10/1979, 05/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 17/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 24/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 26/09/1984, 1991)
• West Bengal, Netidhopani INDIA (Record: 03/11/1988)
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 04/11/1962-06/11/1962)
• Orissa, Hukitola INDIA (Record: 17/03/1964)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 07/08/1907)
• Orissa, Gopakuda Island INDIA (Record: 07/08/1907-15/08/1907, 08/01/1955)
• Orissa, Barkuda Island INDIA (Record: 26/01/1914, 16/02/1914, 15/12/1919)
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 11/1914)
• Orissa, Breakfast Island INDIA
• Orissa, Rambha Bay INDIA (Record: 06/01/1955)
• Orissa, Kaliyugeshwar INDIA (Record: 22/03/1973)
• Orissa, Kalidai Island INDIA (Record: 21/02/1978)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Ennore Backwaters INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Karnataka, Mangalore INDIA
• Karnataka, Malpe INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• SRI LANKA
• Orissa, Cheriyakuda Island INDIA (Record: 07/01/1855, 07/11/1954)
• West Bengal, Khatuajhuri INDIA (Record: 13/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Parseymari INDIA (Record: 09/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Saimari INDIA (Record: 05/11/1988)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Ramakrishna; Sarkar, J and Talukdar, S (2003) Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recomendations on their conservation Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 101(3-4) 1 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Middelfart, P (1996) Egg capsules and early development of ten muricid gastropods from Thai waters Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication 16 103-130 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Poppe, G Eddie's shell catalogue Available at - http://park.org/Guests/Shells/Shell_Catalogue/Shell_Pages/Shell_Catalogue_Home_Page.html
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 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

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