Nassaria pusilla   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: up to 20 mm in height.

Color: uniformly creamish with white aperture.

Shell small, solid, spire elevated, protoconch smooth, one and half whorl, body whorl of same height as the spire. Aperture small, with strong lirations on the interior, outer lip finely dentate, columella lirate, anterior canal slightly elongate. Strong axial ribs crossed by spiral cords forming nodules at inter sections.

Synonym (s)
Nassaria nivea (Gmelin, 1791)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Orissa, Ganjam INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• Andra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tranquebar (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.85) 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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