Bufonaria echinata   (Link,  1807) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Bursidae

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Description
Size: 30-90 mm

Color: Bright brown

Solid, long spines; aperture is oval and white; strong fold on columella, outer lip is irregularly denticulate.


Synonym (s)
Bufonaria spinosa Schumacher, 1817
Bursa spinosa (Schumacher, 1817)
Bursa suensonii Morch, 1853
Gyrineum echinatum Link, 1807
Ranella spinosa Lamarck, 1816

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Appukuttan, KK and Joseph, S (2005) Conservation and Management of reef ecosystem associated molluscs for sustainable utilization Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 59-68 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa

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