Colubraria tortuosa   Reeve,  1844 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 5 cm.

Color: Yellow or pale brown with wavy brown bands or spots and large orange-brown blotches on the varixes, interior lip and columella ivory-white and glossy.

Spire usually twisted, whorls sculptured with spiral rows of small regularly spaced rounded nodules, varixes smooth except where the rows of nodules cross them, aperture moderately wide, outer lip with about 15 inner denticles, columellar callus thick, smooth except for a few weak anterior folds.

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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 -
  • 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 -

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