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

Size: Length 7.40 mm; diameter 4.48 mm; height of aperture 3.81 mm.

Shell small, ovate, spire elevated, acute, consists of seven whorls including protoconch of three whorls, which are smooth and convex, but rest are ribbed, flattened and angulate below suture; suture deep, body whorl large, axially ribbed, interstices costulate, lower part of body whorl traversed by six deep spiral grooves; aperture ovate, outer lip thick, denticulate, lirate interior; columella concave, smooth, with a prominent ridge posteriorly, calloused, but not extended, deep groove anteriorly above canal; canal short, broadly notched.

Synonym (s)
Nassa ariel Preston, 1910

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Baleshwar Bay INDIA (Record: 29/11/1909)

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 -

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