Murexiella macgintyi   (M. Smith,  1938) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Size: Length 7.69- 13.92 mm; diameter mm 4.08-8.42; length of aperture 9.98-9.72 mm; length of spire 3.25-5.44 mm.

Color: Light brown, aperture white.

Shell generally small in size, fusiform, spire high, acute, consists of four angulated whorls. Body whorl globose, suture impressed, aperture oval, anal sulcus indistinct, outer lip erect, margin crenulate interior lirate, inner lip slightly adherent posteriorly, strongly detached anteriorly, smooth. Canal moderately long, narrowly open, dorsally curved upwards. Sculpture consists of 7-8 frilled, spinose varices, shoulder edge with prominent spines upwardly curved, spiral sculpture consists of 5 major cords on body whorl, 2 each on spiral whorls and 2 on canal, each major cord bordered with fine cords on either side, a gap between cords on body and canal. Interstices developed into open spines, upwardly curved; canal with 2 prominent spines.


Synonym (s)
Murex macgintyi M. Smith, 1938
Murexiella macgintyi Radwin and D'Attilio, 1976

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair 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

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