Tibia insulaechorab curta   Sowerby,  1842 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 100-200 mm.

Color: Dark brown, aperture and columella are white, elegant lines.

Shell very large, fusisorm, and slender, whorls 15 to 16, upper part of each whorl concavely slanting, then rounded. Aperture rather small, columella arched and with callus, posterior canal short and curved, flanked by parietal columellar ridge, anterior canal very long and slender, outer lip with six digitations, posterior most of peculiar shape not projecting and bordering the posterior canal, the one below it grooved at the base bearing a tooth like swelling.
First eight whorls with very closely set fine axial ribs, crossed by faint spiral striae giving an indication of beaded appearance, the rest of the whorls smooth, body whorl with spiral striae at its base. 4-5 teeth on flared lip, long siphon, short straight siphonal canal.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Habitat:  Sandy,Muddy
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Herbivores


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar 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
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • 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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