Drupa horrida [Status Unaccepted]   (Lamarck,  1816) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Color: The tubercles are blackish brown, the interstitial spaces whitish; columella, aperture and the inside of the outer lip bright violet.

Shell large, very thick and solid, and bears a very low and almost totally depressed spire; the body whorl appears rather swollen, and its surface bears large, short, conical and pointed tubercles widely spaced and arranged in rows. The aperture is reduced and rendered more or less linear by the enormously thickened outer lip which is produced into short, conical processes on the outside, and very strongly toothed on the inside. The columellar surface is rather extensive and strongly tranversely toothed towards the basal part.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ghosh, AK (1982) Fauna of India and the adjacent countries: Homoptera: Aphidoidea (Lachninae) ZSI 2 167 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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