Lophiotoma (Lophiotoma) acuta   Perry,  1811 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Turridae

Description
Size: 6.5 cm.

Color: Creamy white, speckled with rectangular red-brown spots on the ribs.

Spire angle 27-34ยบ, spire whorls dominated by the central keel consisting of two sharp-edged ridges with a smooth, concave space between, the upper ridge projecting more than the lower, otherwise sculptured with a strong subsutural cord and 2-3 below the keel, plus numerous spiral threads.

Synonym (s)
Lophiotoma acuta (Perry, 1811)
Pleurotoma(Turris) peaseana Dunker, 1871
Pleurotoma acuta Perry, 1811
Pleurotoma jickelii Weinkauff, 1875
Pleurotoma marmorata Lamarck, 1816
Pleurotoma picturata Weinkauff, 1876
Pleurotoma punctata Schubert & Wagner, 1829
Pleurotoma tigrina Lamarck, 1822

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

Page last updated on:2010-07-05

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