Nassa costata [Status Unaccepted]   A. Adams,  1852 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Nassariidae

Description
Color: Outer surface is pale greenish grey and sometimes marked with indistinct dark brown spiral bands; some of the interstices between the ribs are often blotched with rusty brown. The columella is covered with a thin layer of callus; interior of the aperture is whitish, banded with purplish brown.

Shell slightly narrower with proportionately elevated spire; the transpiral ribs are finer, more close-set and less strongly flexuous in the middle.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kundugal Point 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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