Batillaria angulifera   (Sowerby)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Size: 25 mm in length.

Color: Dull brown, with dark and light brown spiral bands, aperture dull white.

Shell small, slender and turreted, with distinct sutures, body whorl slightly angular in the middle. Aperture obliquely subtrigonal, slightly produced anteriorly with a shallow, truncated siphonal canal. Sculptured with spiral ribs thrown into tubercles, more or less evenly spaced giving a plaited appearance, tubercles weak at the base of the body whorl below the angle, often a varicose elevation opposite the aperture.

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• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • 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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