Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Semicassis
Family: Cassidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
zeylanica
NOTES

A globular shell to 55 mm with a short, raised spire and low nodules forming low ridges. The area below the suture is concave. Lives in gullies and rock pools on coarse sand. Drills holes through the shells of sea urchins. Endemic


AUTHORITY
(Lamarck, 1822)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: This brown shell has rows of white spots. Outer lip has paired brown spots and the interior is purplish brown
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Hen
Helmet shell
Iredales bonnet
Habitat
NOTES: Collected in 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Phalium labiatum zeylanicum
Semicassis labiata iredalei
Cassis zeylanica



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