First record and range extension of Liotina cycloma
Tomlin, 1918 (Gastropoda: Liotiidae) to the Central
Raveendhiran Ravinesh¹, Appukkuttannair B. Kumar¹ & Siong K. Tan²
¹ Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Kerala, India.
² Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
The family Liotiidae Gray, 1850, commonly known as wheel shells, live from the intertidal zone down to deep waters (McLean 2008). Members of the family can be recognised by their small, heavily sculptured disc-shaped shells with chalky periostracum, a large open umbilicus, circular aperture, thickened peristome, and a multispiral operculum with calcareous beads (Pilsbry 1933; McLean 1988, 2008). According to MolluscaBase (2018), the family comprises 18 valid genera and the genus Liotina contains some 10 valid species, including two fossil forms. (…)
Cite as: Ravinesh R., Kumar A.B. & Tan S.K. (2019) First record and range extension of Liotina cycloma Tomlin, 1918 (Gastropoda: Liotiidae) to the Central Indian Ocean. Strombus 25(1–2): 1–4.
Publication date: 02 November 2019.