Nassa dorsata   (Roding)  (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Nassariidae

Description
Average height: 22 mm.

Average width: 13 mm.

The shell is ovately conical, light grey, somewhat medium size, without umbilicus. Surface is smooth, transpiral rib confined to upper part of spire. Outer lip toothed in front, bold rounded in profile, spiral sculpture confined to the base of the body whorl to one line below suture on ribbed apex; operculum horny.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajagopal, S; Khan, SA; Srinivasan, M and Shanmugam, A (1998) Gastropods of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University 38 pp 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

Page last updated on:2010-07-12

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