Hemifusus pugilinus   (Born,  1778) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Color: Dark reddish brown, interior of the aperture is brownish yellow.

Shell is thick, fairly large and more or less pear-shaped; surface of the lower half of body whorl bears distinct, close-set spiral ridges, while the remaining portion of the surface of the body whorl is relatively smooth; whorls of the spite are spirally ridged, in each whorl there is a strong angular shoulder bearing a row of stout, compressed tubercles. The aperture is elongated, the anterior canal broadly open and the colomella devoid of folds.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Girgaon Chowpatty INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Bandstand INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Gorai Creek INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA
• Orissa, Dhamra Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jaiswar, AK and Kulkarni, BG (2002) Length-Weight relationship of intertidal Molluscs from Mumbai, India Journal of Indian fisheries association 29 55-63 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
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at - http://data.gbif.org/species/
  • Jaiswar, AK and Kulkarni, BG (2001) Vertical distribution of molluscs in the intertidal area in and around Mumbai, India Journal of Indian fisheries association Indian fisheries association, Mumbai, India 28 93-100 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Samuel, VD; Chacko, D and Edward, JKP (2005) Preliminary study on the molluscan diversity of “the lost world’’– Dhanushkodi, east coast of India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 54-58 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf
  • Pet discounters Available at - http://www.petdiscounters.com/
  • Dutta, SK (2007) Biodiversity assessment of Dhamra port site and surrounding areas, Orissa Greenpeace India 4-38 Available at - http://www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/india/press/reports/greenpeace-biodiversity.pdf
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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