Nassarius (Nassarius) coronatus   Bruguiere,  1789 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Nassariidae

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Description
Size: 2.5 cm.

Color: Cream, brown, pale tan or grey, oftern with a central brown band on the body whorl, shoulder nodules usually white, interior brown.

Elongate-ovate with a tall spire and deep suture, axial ribs confined to the shoulders, usually forming prominent nodules, whorls smooth, spiral sculpture limited to striae on the early whorls and a few cords anteriorly, outer lip with 6-7 sharp denticles, columellar callus thick but wrapped around the side of the body whorl and not forming a flat base.

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Ecology

Biogeography


• 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 (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:2010-07-13

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