Nassarius (Niotha) nodiferus   (Powys,  1835) (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

Size: 25 mm in height

Color: Brown, ornamented with pale and narrow spiral bands, columella, outer lip white, aperture purple-brown with band.

Shell small, with convex whorls, body whorl inflated; aperture broadly oval, outer lip with 10 to 11 denticles, thickened axial ribs on the back; columella calloused forming shield on the body whorl, columellar margin with irregular denticles, anterior and posterior canals broad, the latter bordered by parietal ridge, with a fasciole; sculptured with widely spaced coarse axial ribs, 13 to 18 on the spire whorls, 22 on the body whorl, ribs constricted a little below suture forming nodules, strong spiral cords at the base of the body whorl.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tranquebar (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.85) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.75) (Long: 78.20) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) 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 -

Page last updated on:2012-08-29

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