Ficus ficus   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Ficidae

Description
Mean height: 35 mm.
Mean width: 22 mm.

Color: Shell brownish in color with narrow interrupted lines of dark brown and a few broader whitish lines interrupted with larger particles of a similar dark brown.

The surface is finely reticulate as seen under lens, the spiral marking easily seen.


Synonym (s)
Ficula ficus Linnaeus, 1758
Ficula laevigata Reeve, 1847
Ficus communis Roding, 1798
Ficus ficus Linnaeus, 1758
Murex ficus Linnaeus, 1758
Pyrula ficus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sycotypus ficus Linnaeus, 1758
Pirula ficus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bulla ficus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ficus ficoides (Lamarck, 1822)
Ficus margaretae Iredale, 1931
Ficus subintermedius (d'Orbigny, 1852)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vaan Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kollam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi, Sakthikulangara INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Ray, HC (1977) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Indian Museum, Calcutta 1-150 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • Fernando, AS and Fernando, OJ (2002) A field guide to the common invertebrates of the east coast of India Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology 1-258 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Rajagopal, S; Khan, SA; Srinivasan, M and Shanmugam, A (1998) Gastropods of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University 38 pp 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
  • Kurian, CV (1953) A preliminary survey of the bottom fauna and bottom deposits of the Travancore coast within the 15-fathom line Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 19 746–775 Available at - http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/rawdataupload/upload/insa/INSA_1/20005b8b_747.pdf
  • Mohanraj, J; Johnson, JA; Ranjan, R; Johnson, L; Pandi, U and Shunmugaraj, T (2010) Coral reef associated gastropods in Tuticorin coast of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve, India Indian Journal of Science and Technology Indian Society for Education and Environment 3(2) 204-206 Available at - http://indjst.org/archive/vol.3.issue.2/feb10johnson-23.pdf
  • Ramesh, S; Samipillai, SS and Elangomathavan, R (2009) Environmental sciences habitat diversity of hermit crab Clibanarius longitarsus (de haan) in Vellar estuary, south east coast of India Recent Research in Science and Technology 1(4) 161–168 Available at - http://recent-science.com/article/viewFile/1022/763
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf
  • Philip, MB and Appukuttan, KK (1995) A checklist of gastropods landed at Sakthikulangara-Neendakara area CMFRI 138 9-10 Available at - NIO, Goa

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