Cantharus undosus [Status Unaccepted]   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Color: Greenish brown.

Shell is moderately small, thick and spindle-shaped; surface is traversed throughout by uniformly developed, strong, close-set spiral ribs. Shell is covered with a thick periostracum which is finely hairy all over which persists in the interstices between the spiral ribs; anterior canal is broadly open and slightly inclined; columellar border is concavely excavated and bears a few irregular ridges anteriorly; outer lip is thickened and strongly dentated within at the edge, the teeth merging into ridges interiorly; aperture is ovate and its apex constricted into a small but well defined notch by a ridge on either side.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) 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 -

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