Terebra commaculata [Status Unaccepted]   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Terebridae

Description
Size: 95 mm in height

Color: White ornamented by rather rectangular brown blotches bordered by a white ridge with thin brown dashes, about six per whorl, blotches extend lengthwise.

Shell large, with about 25 flattened whors; aperture small and almost rectangular with twisted columella; shell scabrously latticed, with two spiral bands of nodules divided by a groove below the suture, often the nodules fused together to form a single raised band, fine spiral ridges crossed by axial riblets.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Pondicherry 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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