Fusinus nicobaricus   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Fasciolariidae

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Description
Size: 9 cm.

Color: Cream suffused with tan and with brown spots on the ribs and brown blotches between the nodules, aperture white.

Whorls strongly angulate and heavily nodulose at the shoulders, the nodules arising form axial folds, spiral sculpture rough, consisting of narrow ribs and numerous cords, columella smooth or with weak plicae.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Nicobar Spindle
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban Island (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
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • 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
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/

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