Turbo spinosus [Status Unaccepted]   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Turbinidae

Description
Size: 17.95 -21.70 mm; maximum diameter 6.70 - 17.40 mm; minimum diameter 5.70 - 14.10 mm

Shell non-umbilicate pyramidally turbinate; whorls having spiral ridges; scales on some ridges of whorls become prominent and prickly presenting to whorls.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin Pearl Bank (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajagopal, AS and Mookherjee, HP (1978) Contribution to the Molluscan Fauna- Archaeogastropoda Occasional paper no. 12 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 48pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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