Nassa suturalis [Status Unaccepted]   Lamarck,  1822 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Nassariidae

Description
Color: Whitish with very pale brownish markings.

Shell is moderately large, with a strongly elevated spire; surface of the shell presents over its greater part a delicate gloss and is transversed throughout by fine, orange-red, evenly spaced, depressed spiral lines; there is a spiral row of strong, rounded nodules in each whorl, those on the body whorl being the largest; columellar callus is thin and smooth, but bears a strong ridge-like tooth above; aperture is ovate and is constricted to a deep notch at its apex; inner surface of the margin of the outer lip bears numerous close-set teeth.


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Ecology

Biogeography


• 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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