Murex breviculus   Sowerby  1834 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Shell fusiform, spire high, aperture ovate. Siphonal canal short, narrowly open, dorsally recurved. Body whorl with 3-7 varices, perpendicular to body. Spiral cords scabrous, sometimes extend beyond varical margin as spines. Gap between body and canal in spiral sculpture.


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• INDIA (Record: 1993)

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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