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

Description
Length of Shell: 17.2 mm; Aperture: 6.9-9.1 mm.

Width of Shell: 9.6 mm; Aperture: 4-5.4 mm.

Color: The shell is dark brown in color.

The shell is small, thick and globosely ovate with an increased spire. The aperture is also ovate and white in color inside. The inner surface of the outer lip has small ribs which are not well pronounced. A short siponal canal is present in the anterior part of the shell. The shell surface has strong transpiral ribs which make it rough. Columella is without marked callus thickening. Operculum is elongately ovate with a terminal nucleus. Whorls are 6-7 in number.


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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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