Murex badius [Status Unaccepted]   Reeve,  1845 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Color: Pale brownish white.

Shell small and spindle-shaped; there are about seven varices, which, except for being transversely ridged like the rest of the surface, are not specially ornamented with spines or processes. The spire is raised and well developed. The anterior canal is short, open and slightly curved. The inside of the outer lip of the aperture is traversed by feebly developed, parallel, transverse ridges.



Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• 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

Page last updated on:2013-02-13

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