Bursa (Bufonaria) crumena crumena   (Lamarck,  1816) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 65 mm in length

Color: Grayish dark brown, aperture and lips white, often tinged with dark brown.

Shell moderately large, broad with an elevated spire; aperture obliquely ovate; outer lip broader and flatter supported by a varix, its inner margin denticulate, columella with a distinct parietal shield and strong plications at the bottom; sculptured with fin-like, wider and much thinner, sharp- edged and spineless varices on either side, surface with finely nodulose spiral threads, two to three rows of short nodules on the body whorl and one on the penultimate whorl.

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• Pondicherry INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 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

Page last updated on:2012-08-27

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