Ammonia beccarii   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Foraminifera)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Foraminifera
Class: Polythalamea
Order:Rotaliida
Family:Rotaliidae

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An umbilical (bottom) view of the test

Description
Test trochoid, with convex dorsal side and spirally arranged chambers; on the ventral side only the last coil with an open umbilical slit and wart-like ornamentation is visible. The test shape in Ammonia beccarii is dependent on ecological factors.

Widely distributed, one of the most abundant species in biotopes with reduced mineralization.


Synonym (s)
Nautilus beccarii Linnaeus, 1758

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Yarada (Lat: 17.65) (Long: 83.27) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Gangavaram (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.25) INDIA
• Palk Bay, Off Rameswaram (Lat: 9.16) (Long: 79.32) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Araniar River Estuary (Lat: 13.42) (Long: 80.25) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Estuary INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 11/1997, 03/1998, 05/1998)
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mahim Creek (Lat: 19.03) (Long: 72.82) INDIA (Record: 11/1979-12/1980)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour-Thane creek system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Maharashtra, Bassein creek-coastal system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 17.58) (Long: 73.1) INDIA (Depth: 15 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 17.58) (Long: 73) INDIA (Depth: 25 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 17.58) (Long: 72.9) INDIA (Depth: 34 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 17.38) (Long: 73.03) INDIA (Depth: 32 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 17.21) (Long: 73.16) INDIA (Depth: 24 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 17.2) (Long: 73.08) INDIA (Depth: 37 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 17.2) (Long: 73) INDIA (Depth: 47 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 17.03) (Long: 73.01) INDIA (Depth: 50 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 17.03) (Long: 73.2) INDIA (Depth: 24 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.83) (Long: 73.23) INDIA (Depth: 24 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.81) (Long: 73.15) INDIA (Depth: 36 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.83) (Long: 73.06) INDIA (Depth: 51 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.63) (Long: 73.08) INDIA (Depth: 48 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.63) (Long: 73.16) INDIA (Depth: 37 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.63) (Long: 73.26) INDIA (Depth: 25 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.45) (Long: 73.3) INDIA (Depth: 24 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.45) (Long: 73.2) INDIA (Depth: 36 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.45) (Long: 73.11) INDIA (Depth: 49 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.23) (Long: 73.25) INDIA (Depth: 45 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.23) (Long: 73.28) INDIA (Depth: 35 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.21) (Long: 73.35) INDIA (Depth: 25 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 16.06) (Long: 73.38) INDIA (Depth: 26 mts)
• Off Maharashtra (Lat: 15.83) (Long: 73.38) INDIA (Depth: 40 mts)
• Kerala, Alleppey INDIA
• Kerala, Kayamkulam INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Paravur INDIA
• Kerala, Veli INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Pentakota INDIA (Record: 22/04/1953)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake (Lat: 19.41) (Long: 85.1) INDIA (Record: 11/1997, 05/1998)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake (Lat: 19.9) (Long: 85.63) INDIA (Record: 11/1997, 05/1998)

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