Nassarius orissaensis   (Preston)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Length: 2.50-6.50 mm.
Diameter: 1.30-3.55 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 1.40-2.70 mm.

Shell fusiform, small, spire high; whorls four, angulate, suture impressed; aperture ovate; columellar margin vertically descending, angulated above; sculptured with coarse transverse costulae crossed by fine spire striae, somewhat cancellate in appearance. Radula rachiglossate type with about 48-50 rows of teeth. The central with 8 strong teeth and lateral forked.

Synonym (s)
Nassa orissaensis Preston, 1914
Nassa ennurensis var. depauperata Annandale & Preston, 1919

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Matla River INDIA (Record: 00/12/1916)
• West Bengal, Namkhana INDIA (Record: 04/02/1918)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 20/06/1986)
• West Bengal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 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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