Tenagodus encausticus   (Morch)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Shell tubular and coiled, with a beaded spiral fissure and with the small upper whorls closely pressed together. The fissure is closed in the apical whorls, and towards the distal extremity tends to lose its beaded appearance ad becomes simple and unarticulated. The outer surface of the shell is crudely, but strongly concentrically wrinkled. The interior of the shell displays a fine, silvery gloss.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp 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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