Bullia (Bullia) melanoides   Deshayes,  1832 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 20 mm in length.

Color: Purplish gray with a whitish or pale brown glossy apex.

Shell small, narrowly elongated with slender spire, whorls slightly inflated, sutures well defined, protoconch of about three smooth whorls. Aperture small with widely open notch of the anterior canal, outer lip thin. Surface distinctly latticed due to the intersection of axial ribs and fine spiral grooves, middle of the body whorl smooth, its base generally with four to five strong spiral grooves, a single groove immediately below the sutures and below it two close-set grooves.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Somnath INDIA
• Karnataka, Mangalore (Lat: 12.87) (Long: 74.88) INDIA
• Kerala, Kollam (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 76.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchchendur (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 78.12) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kilakarai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kundugal Point INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi (Lat: 9.18) (Long: 79.4) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 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

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