Turridrupa bijubata   (Reeve,  1843) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 18-21 mm.
Length: 4.70-7.10 mm.
Diameter: 1.75-2.30 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 1.80-2.38 mm.

Color: Dark purplish brown or chocolate, with the keels buff to light-brown; light reddish brown.

Shell about ¾ inch in height, drilliaform, very solid, sculptured with strong, sharply raised spiral keels, three on spire-whorls, one subsutural and slightly weaker than the other two; median one, the sinus rib, undulating and slightly thickened at the crests of very weak broad axial folds; base with an additional four keels and five more closely-spaced, weaker spirals on the anterior end. Interstices of the keels with 4 or 5 very fine, crisp, spiral threads. Spire almost twice height of aperture plus canal. Sinus U-shaped, its apex on the second or middle keel of the spire-whorls. Anterior canal very short, flexed, with an oblique shallowly notched termination.

Synonym (s)
Pleurotoma bijubata Reeve, 1843
Turridrupa bijubata Powell, 1967
Surcula bijubata (Reeve, 1843)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 20/10/1987)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast 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 Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Ramakrishna; Sarkar, J and Talukdar, S (2003) Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recomendations on their conservation Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 101(3-4) 1 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Powell, AWB (1967) The Family Turridae in the Indo-Pacific Indo-Pacific Mollusca The department of Mollusks, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 19th and the Parkway Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1(7) 409-444 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dey, M and Mitra, A (2005) Molluscan community around Digha coast, West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 2(1&2) 43-47 Available at - NIO, Goa

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