Coralliophila costularis   (Lamarck,  1816) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Image copyrights: George sangiouloglou

Description
Size: 6 cm.

Color: White to grey, interior violet to purple.

Fusiform, spire tall, whorls convex, base of body whorl contracted, siphonal canal slightly canal slightly extended, sculpture of broad, low, axial ribs, 7-8 per whorl, crossed by crowded imbricate spiral cords, anterior cords spinose, aperture elongate-ovate, outer wall finely lirate, columella narrowly calloused, fasciole small, umbilicus closed.

Synonym (s)
Coralliophila (Pseudomurex) costularis (Lamarck, 1822)
Coralliophila retusa H. Adams & A. Adams, 1863
Fusus costularis (Lamarck, 1822)
Murex costularis Lamarck, 1816

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

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
  • Ray, HC (1977) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Contribution to the knowledge of the molluscan fauna of Maungmagan, Lower Burma (with descriptions of one new genus and species of the Family Turridae (Gastropoda) 8) Indian Museum, Calcutta 1-150 Available at - Zoological Records (Burma marine)
  • 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 (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sangiouloglou, G George's seashells and underwater world Available at - http://www.george-shells.com/

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