Nassa pallidula [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: Pale yellowish brown, tinged with darker brown near the sutures and the base.

Shell small and broadly ovate, with a moderately elevated, pointed spire and inflated body whorl surface of the shell is almost entirely traversed by fine, evenly spaced spiral grooves which are intersected in the upper whorls of the spire by strongly developed, close-set transpiral ribs; columella is covered by a somewhat strongly marked deposit of callus, deeply arched and provided with a strong tooth above and a few, feebly developed, oblique ridges below; outer lip is much thickened and strongly ridged within.


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

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