Tibia powisii   (Petit,  1842) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Upto 60 mm in height.

Color: Straw-tainted brown.

Shell moderately large, elongately fusiform, solid, whorls 12 to 13, flatly rounded, spire acuminate. Columella with callus deposit, posterior canal very short and curved, with dark brown tip, anterior canal rather short and slender, outer lip thickened, with five digitations, posterior most broader and blunt, separated by a wide gap from the anterior four equidistantly arranged projections. First four or five whorls smooth, the rest closely spirally ridged, the interstices or grooves densely cancellated with striae.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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