Bullia (Bullia) tranquebarica   (Roding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 15.35-31.50 mm; diameter 7.15-13.15 mm

Color: Yellowish to pale brown often with dark brown wavy axial streax, aperture white.

Shell moderately large, elongate, ovate, light weight, body whorl half the total shell length; aperture wide; outer lip smooth; callus smooth; anterior canal short, broad and fissured; sculptured with irregular spiral grooves and a subsutural ridge; spiral grooves more prominent at the base of the body whorl.

Synonym (s)
Plotia tranquebarica Roeding, 1798
Buccinum bellangeri Kiener, 1834
Bullia (Bullia) tranquebarica Cernohorsky, 1977

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Karaikal INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1991)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1991)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tranquebar (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.85) INDIA

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
  • 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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