Pugilina (Hemifusus) ternatanus   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Melongenidae

Description
Size: 100 mm in height

Color: Fawn yellow to yellowish red, aperture flesh coloured.

Shell large, light weight, ovately pyriform, whorls angular at shoulder; aperture broad and oval, outer lip thin, with lirations on the interior, columella with callus often with spiral ridges extending on to it, siphonal canal broad and long; sculptured with irregular, obtuse spiral ridges, fine above the angle and broad below, prominently noduled at the angle.


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu 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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