Murex adustus [Status Unaccepted]   Lamarck,  1822 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Color: Jet-black; interior of the aperture is bluish-white.

Shell distinguished by the coal-black colour of its surface layer and by the intensely foliaceous and thick-set processes with which the varices are ornamented; in each of the three interspaces between the varices, there is a very large raised, and more or less rounded knob-like tubercle which is much broader and much less transpirally elongate; the surface is traversed by strong, raised, somewhat widely-spaced spiral ridges, the interstices between which are finely and closely spirally striated.



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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Nariman Point INDIA (Record: 12/2006-11/2007)
• Gujarat, Jalleshwar shore (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) 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
  • Subbaramaiah, K (1971) Distribution of marine organisms on the Jalleshwar shore, Veraval Seaweed Research and Utilization 1 19-29 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Datta, SN; Chakraborty, SK; Jaiswar, AK and Venkateshvaran, K (2008) Temporal and spatial differences in species diversity in the intertidal region of south Mumbai Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 29-37 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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