Pugilina (Hemifusus) carnarium   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Melongenidae

Description
Size: 110 mm in height

Color: Wheatish-brown, with a thick periostracum, aperture white.

Shell large, solid and heavy, body whorl wide with a short and blunt spire. Aperture very wide, outer lip thick and smooth; columella with callus from anterior to posterior end, smooth, umbilicus open; sculptured with one row of small tubercles just near the suture on spire whorls, two rows of strong tubercles on the body whorl, one at the shoulder being larger than the one below it, spiral cords on the spire whorls and on the body whorl below the lower row of tubercles.


Synonym (s)
Melongena bucephala Lamarck, 1822

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Gujarat 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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