Nassa thersites [Status Unaccepted]   (Bruguiere,  1789) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Color: Ashy green with a dark central spot on the surface of the body whorl.

Shell thick, with short spire and somewhat large, inflated body whorl which is elevated and peculiarly raised into a knob-like prominence in the middle on the side away from the aperture. The outer half of the external surface of the body whorl is almost smooth, except for a few faint oblique striae; but the inner half of its surface and the entire surface of the whorls of the spire are traversed by strong oblique transpiral ribs. The margin of the outer lip is reflected and thickened and its inner edge toothed.

Synonym (s)

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
• Tamil Nadu, Kundugal Point 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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