Turbo (Marmarostoma) crassus   Wood,  1828 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:
Family:Turbinidae

Description
Size: 8 cm.

Color: White or yellow, with irregular brown or green flames on the ramp and rectangular brown or green blotches on the ribs, interior pearly white, columella with a green border, operculum dark brown at the center, yellow to green marginally.

Height greater than width, anterior end produced and slightly reflected, whorls subcarinate with a prominent rib forming a shoulder keel and a concave subsutural ramp, sculptured with flat spiral ribs and fine axial striae, operculum finely granulate, granules finer toward the margin.

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Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (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
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-08-09

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