Nassaria acuminata   (Reeve,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Up to 23 mm in height.

Color: Yellowish with white aperture.

Shell small spire high with smooth protoconch of 2 to 3 whorls, body whorl slightly shorter than the spire, sutures distinct. Aperture small, with strong lirations on the interior, outer lip thickened with a varix, finely denticulate on the margin, columella plicate, anterior canal shorter than in N. pusilla and obliquely recurved, posterior canal distinct bordered by ridges on either side. Sculptured with strong crossed by crowded spiral cords.

Synonym (s)
Triton acuminatus Reeve, 1844
Nassaria bitubercularis (A. Adams, 1851)
Nassaria suturalis (A. Adams, 1853)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA
• Orissa, Ganjam INDIA
• Orissa, Puri 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 -
  • 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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