Nassarius (Zeuxis) foveolatus   (Reeve,  1853) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Nassariidae

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Description
Size: 13.45-14.26 mm.

Shell larger in size, exceeding 12 mm in height; columella usually calloused, outer lip with denticles inside.
Surface of the shell smooth, sculpture restricted to spiral whorls only; suture channeled.


Synonym (s)
Buccinum foveolatum Dunker, 1847
Nassa marratii Preston, 1915
Nassa marrattii Annandale and Kemp, 1916
Nassarius foveolatus Cernohorsky, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1913, 1991)
• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Kerala, Kozhikode INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• MAURITIUS
• SRI LANKA
• Orissa, Uttar bar INDIA (Record: 1985)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 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
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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