Bullia melanoides   (Deshayes,  1832) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Color: Dark purplish grey with whitish or pale brownish, glossy apex.

Shell is moderate sized with a tall, slender spire and slightly inflated whorls; aperture is small with a widely open notch; outer lip thin and smooth within; surface of the shell is traversed by transpiral ridges and fine, spiral grooves which closely decussate with the former forming a more or less distinct latticed sculpture.

Synonym (s)
Buccinum melanoides Deshayes, 1832
Bullia (Bullia) melanoides (Deshayes, 1832)
Bullia (Pseudostrombus) strenaria Melvill, 1904
Bullia (Pseudostrombus) strenaria var. melaleuca Melvill, 1904
Bullia (Pseudostrombus) strenaria var. plumbea Melvill, 1904

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.33) INDIA (Record: 08/05/2006) (Depth: -12 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kundugal Point INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Zacharia, PU; Krishnakumar, PK; Dineshbabu, AP; Vijayakumaran, K; Rohit, P; Thomas, S; Sasikumar, G; Kaladharan, P; Durgekar, RN and Mohamed, KS (2008) Species assemblage in the coral reef ecosystem of Netrani Island off Karnataka along the southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 87-97 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
  • Frank, B (1998) www.jaxshells.org Available at - http://www.jaxshells.org/index.html
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf
  • 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

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