Impages hectica   (Linnaeus,   1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Terebridae

Description
Size: 50 mm in height

Color: Cream with slightly broken purple band below suture; columella brown.

Aperture broad at the base, columella smooth fasciole with central groove; surface smooth, callous near suture.


Synonym (s)
Buccinum bifasciatum Dillwyn, 1817
Buccinum edentulum Gmelin, 1791
Buccinum hecticum Linnaeus, 1758
Buccinum niveum Gmelin, 1791
Buccinum terebrale Menke, 1828
Bullia fuscus Gray, 1843
Hastula hectica (Linnaeus, 1758)
Terebra caerulescens Lamarck, 1822
Terebra caerulescens var. otaitensis Lesson, 1830
Terebra castanea Kiener, 1839
Terebra flammulata Martens, 1880
Terebra hectica Dautzenberg, 1935
Terebra hectica var. alba Dautzenberg, 1935
Terebra hectica var. fusca Dautzenberg, 1935
Terebra hectica var. nimbosa Dautzenberg, 1935
Terebra nimbosa Hinds, 1844

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Andaman (Lat: 13.25) (Long: 92.92) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, East Bay (Lat: 7.98) (Long: 93.4) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu 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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