Turbo (Lunatica) marmoratus   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Shell Size: 200 mm in length.

Color: Surface s green or brownish-green with spiral lines of light green or brown, often with dark brown, green or cream blotches. Operculum white .

Shell solid, and heavy, broader than high, body whorl very expanded and sculptured with one to three nodulose ridges and the rest of the surface smooth. Aperture large, rounded, columella smooth and concave, with a large, rough, wavy fasciole in adults, outer lip smooth and with a blunt knob externally, lip below the columella with a shallow siphonal canal. Operculum large, heavy, smooth.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 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

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