Murex pinnatus   Swainson,  1822 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Shell with 3 varices expanded into thin edges, fusiform, columella adherent posteriorly and detached or partly attached anteriorly. Siphonal canal short, open, distally recurved right. Operculum muricoid; radula muricine, central tooth shows less developed cusps and lateral teeth large with broad base.


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• 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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