Favartia tetragona   (Broderip,  1833) (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Length 17.80-21.80 mm; diameter 15-15.90 mm; length of aperture 11.15-14.10 mm; length of spire 10.90-11.80 mm.

Color: Light brown, aperture white.

Shell medium in size, stumpy, broadly fusiform, spire elevated and consists of 5-6 angulated whorls. Body whorl broad, fusiform, suture indistinct, aperture ovately rounded, anal sulcus indistinct, outer lip erect, crenulate, interior lirate. Inner lip strongly erect, smooth, slightly adherent posteriorly. Canal short, broad, narrowly open and terminally recurved upwards towards right. Sculpture consists of 4 varices, spiral sculpture consists of 7-8 strong cords on body and 2-3 on canal, leading varix is broad and laminate, cords elevated on trailing edge of each varix.

Synonym (s)
Favartia trivaricosa D'Attilio & Myers, 1986
Murex tetragonus Broderip, 1833
Murex tetragonus Broderip, 1833
Murex tetragonus Sowerby, 1841
Murex tetragonus Reeve, 1845
Murex (Ocinebra) tetragona Tryon, 1880
Favartia tertragona Cernohorsky, 1967
Favartia tetragona Radwin and D'Attilio, 1976

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Surya Rao, KV (1993) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: Pt. 3. Family: Muricidae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 133 pp 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 and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

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