Tibia fusus   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Rostellariidae

Image copyrights: Eddie Hardy

Description
Size: Upto 150 mm in height.

Shell very large, solid and stout, fusiformly turreted, whorls 16-20, spire acuminate. Aperture wide and elongate, columella arched, with callus, outer lip slightly expanded, bearing 4 to 6 very ShOlt blunt digitations on its lower half, anterior canal long and slightly curved. Sculptured with axial ribs on the early whorls.


Synonym (s)
Murex fusus Linnaeus, 1758
(Basionym)
Rostellaria ionica Perry, 1811
Rostellaria rectirostris Lamarck, 1822
Rostellaria sinensis Perry, 1811
Rostellaria subulata Lamarck, 1801
Strombus clavus Linnaeus, 1771
Strombus unicornis Dillwyn, 1817
Tibia indiarum Roding, 1798

Common Name (s)
• Spindle Tibia (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Muddy

Biogeography


• Pondicherry, Karaikal (Lat: 10.91) (Long: 79.83) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• Kerala 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
  • 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at - http://data.gbif.org/species/

Page last updated on:2012-08-06

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