Naquetia annandalei   Preston,  1910 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 75.48-82.35 mm; diameter 30.60-34.41 mm; length of aperture 21.68-22.44 mm; length of spire 28.48-31.65 mm; length of the canal 30.32-32.72 mm.

Color: Light brown with 3 dark reddish brown bands on the body whorl, single band on each whorl of the spire, interior white with light pinkish patch.

Shell moderately large, slender, fusiform. Spire high, acute consisting of 7 subangulate whorls; suture impressed. Body whorl large, fusiform. Aperture lenticular; anal sulcus shallow, inverted ā€˜Uā€™ shaped. Outer lip thick, weakly erect, inner side lirate. Inner lip adherent posteriorly, detached anteriorly, smooth. Siphonal canal long, moderately broad, narrowly open, distally curved right, body whorl with 3 frondose varices, varical webbing overlaps the preceding whorl, more prominent extention on anterior. Axial sculpture with 2-3 prominent knobs on shoulder region. Spiral sculpture of body whorl consists of 10 primary cords enclosing secondary and tertiary cords, primary cords 3 on canal.

Synonym (s)
Pteronotus annandalei Preston, 1910
Pterynotus (Naquetia) annandalei Vokes, 1968
Naquetia annandalei Radwin and D'Attilio, 1976
Naquetia annandalei D'Attilio and C.M. Hertz, 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Orissa, Off Gopalpur INDIA
• Andaman Sea
• Red Sea

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 Surya Rao, KV (1993) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: Pt. 3. Family: Muricidae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 133 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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