Nassarius (Niotha) luridus   Gould,  1849 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 25 mm in height

Color: White-gray, ornamented with orange-brown lines with dark brown spots near the sutures, aperture with purple-brown interior.

Shell small, elongate ovate. with inflated body whorl; spire pointed; aperture moderately large; outer lip with lirations on the interior; columella with thick callus but not much expanded, columellar margin with obsolete denticles; strong parietal lamina and an anterior lamina; anterior canal deep; posterior canal broadly open; sculptured with close-set axial ribs on the early whorls, others smooth with nodules just below the suture, seven to eight strong spiral striae at the base of the body whorl, the back of the outer lip often with four to six crowded axial ribs.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Daniel, R (1985) Fauna of India and the adjacent countries (Coelenterata: Hydrozoa: Siphonophora) ZSI 440 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 -

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