Pisania (Pisania) ignea   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Buccinidae

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Description
Size: 3.5 cm.

Color: Cream, with brown axial flames interrupted by a pale central spiral band, interior pale purple, lip and columella white.

Elongate-fusiform, shell thin and light, early whorls with finely granulose axial ribs, later whorls smooth except for spiral cords around the base, outer lip with 4-5 small denticles, columella smooth but with a strong parietal denticle.

Synonym (s)
Pisania buccinulum Roeding, 1798

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) 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 (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

Page last updated on:2010-07-21

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