Bursa (Bufonaria) crumena   (Lamarck,  1843) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda


Size: Length 50.05 mm, maximum diameter 37.75 mm, minimum diameter 30.00 mm

Color: Reddish-brown in color

Shell is ovate, ventricose, spire short and acuminate; body whorl flattened; varices sharply edged without spines but with sharp nodes at regular interval; whorls sculptured with conspicuous beaded ridges and sharp nodules in the middle; body whorl flattened with three distant rows of sharp nodes and with brown spots close to nodes. Columella is calloused with a shield and plicate at the upper part and stained with orange-red; aperture large with canal on two sides; outer lip fluted and denticulated; siphonal canal recurved towards aperture; lower part of columella denticulate.

Synonym (s)
Ranella crumena Lamarck 1816
Bursa crumena Crichton 1941
Bursa (Bufonaria) crumena Cernohorsky 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA (Record: 22/01/1957)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 1985)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1985)

Literature Source(s)
  • Mookherjee, HP (1985) Contributions to the Molluscan fauna of India, Part III. Marine molluscs of the Coromandel coast, Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar - Gastropoda: Mesogastropoda (Part-2) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 75 ZSI, Calcutta 93 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

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