Natica tigrina [Status Unaccepted]   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Naticidae

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Description
Size: Height 10.10 - 15.80 mm, maximum diameter 13.85 - 21.75 mm, minimum diameter 11.05 - 17.80 mm.

Color: White to cream, dotted all over with closest purple-brown spots.

The shell is smaller in averages size. Shell is globose, umbilicated, spire conically exserted, whorls rounded; columellar callus very thick especially at its base; aperture lunar-ovate.


Synonym (s)
Cochlis tigrina Roding, 1798
Natica javana Lamarck, 1822
Natica maculata Perry, 1811
Natica maculosa Lamarck, 1822
Natica pellis-tigrina Dunker, 1822
Natica tigrina Gravely, 1942
Natica maculosa Lamarck, 1838
Natica maculosa Reeve, 1855

Common Name (s)
• Tiger Moon Snail (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi Estuary (Lat: 15.28) (Long: 73.52) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore INDIA (Record: 11/01/1957)
• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai INDIA (Record: 16/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA (Record: 01/02/1975)
• Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam INDIA (Record: 08/02/1975)
• Tamil Nadu, Sethubabachatram INDIA (Record: 14/01/1978)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• SRI LANKA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, Matla INDIA (Record: 12/1916)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 17/06/1964)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 15/01/1983, 27/11/1984, 15/03/1983, 27/03/1984, 12/07/1984, 24/02/1985)
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 25/08/1978, 02/09/1979, 05/09/1979, 02/09/1979)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 05/11/1979)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 21/10/1979)
• West Bengal, Fraserganj INDIA (Record: 27/01/1980)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 14/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 26/09/1984, 1992)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• West Bengal, Subarnarekha Mouth INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, New Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Old Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Nayachar Island INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek (Lat: 23.5) (Long: 68.6) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek (Lat: 23.28) (Long: 68.51) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek (Lat: 23.45) (Long: 68.48) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA

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