Distorsio (Distorsio) anus   (Linnaeus)  (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

Size: up to 80 mm in length.

Color: Whit , ornamented with brown spiral bands and blotches, aperture and parietal shield white, coated with pink and brown areas.

Shell large, irregularly inflated whorls and distorted shape, spire
pointed. Aperture small and irregular in shape, outer lip thick with two rows of teeth, outer row consists of seven large teeth pointing outward, inner row consists of eight smaller teeth, a channel separates the two rows, columella very large with a wide central notch, parietal shield rugose with a fluted round edge, siphonal canal ridged on either side and sharply recurved. Sculptured with nodulose spiral ridges and axial riblets.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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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