Bursa lamarckii   Deshayes,  1853 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 6 cm.

Color: Grey or fawn but with dark purple-brown blotches between the tubercles, dark grey on the varixes, aperture throat (including the inner lip callus) dark purple-brown between the orange or fawn denticles and lirae.

Whorls with two thick prominent tubercles between each pair of varixes and unusually long, projecting, previous posterior canals, other sculpture of three pairs of low spiral ribs becoming enlarged and gemmate where they form three bifid nodules on the varixes, outer lip with a crenulate edge, six pairs of inner denticles, parietal ridge moderate, parietal-columellar callus low and adherent, finely lirate throughout but with several thick, short plicae anteriorly, fasciole broad.

Synonym (s)
Bufonaria lamarckii (Deshayes, 1853)
Bursa angioyorum Parth, 1990
Bursa lamarkii (Deshayes, 1853)
Bursa muehlhaeusseri Parth, 1990
Ranella lamarckii Deshayes, 1853

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


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

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