Bursa crumena   (Lamarck,  1816) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Joel Cholet

Size: Length 50.75 mm; diameter 38.02 mm.

Shell spindle shaped and broad. Spire moderately elevated. Varices two in each whorl and disposed opposite to each other. Edges of varices fringed and possess short teeth-like projections and are sharp. Tubercles between the varices flattened and moderately strong. Outer margin of aperture finely toothed. Shell dorsoventrally compressed to some extent. Whorls slightly angulated. Surface of shell has angular spiral ridges. Columellar side of posterior canal does not have conspicuous folds.

Synonym (s)
Ranella crumena Lamarck, 1816
Ranella crumena Lamarck, 1843
Bursa (Bufonaria) crumena Cernohorsky, 1972
Bursa (Bufonaria) crumena Mookherjee, 1985

Common Name (s)
• Purse Shell (English)
• Frog Shell (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Chhatrapur INDIA (Record: 24/11/1962)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA (Record: 14/10/1972)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Cholet, J Cone-shells.com Available at - http://www.cone-shells.com/
  • Unnithan, KA (1976) Four new records of prosobranch Gastropods from Mandapam Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of Fisheries for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Cochin, India 23(1&2) 279-281 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1042/1/Article_40.pdf

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