Nassarius (Niotha) albescens gemmuliferus [ Status Unaccepted]   (A. Adams,  1852) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Nassariidae

Description
Size: 15 mm in height

Color: Creamy white, some with one or two dark brown spiral bands on the body whorl, apex creamy white, aperture white.

Shell small, elongate ovate, spire pointed, protoconch of three whorls, smooth, body whorl longer than the spire; aperture small, outer lip thickened and lirate interiorly, columella calloused, with three to six denticles on the lower half and a parietal denticle above, anterior canal narrow and posterior sinus short. Sculptured with oblique granulated axial ribs crossed by spiral grooves, nodules just below sutures large and more distinct.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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:2012-08-29

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