Bursa (Bufonaria) echinata   (Link,  1807) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Bursidae

Description
Size: 75 mm in length

Color: Pale brown.

Shell large, spire high, body whorl elongate, higher than broad, whorls slightly angulated; aperture narrowly ovate, outer lip edge frilled, with strong irregular transverse teeth, columella with obsolete lirations, siphon canal small and shallow; sculptured with spiral cords and strong, elongated, outwardly directed spines, four spines on the outer lip edge, two very long and two small, arranged alternately.


Synonym (s)
Bursa spinosa (Lamarck, 1822)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West coast INDIA
• East Coast 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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