Turris crispa crispa   Lamarck,  1816 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 16 cm.

Spire angle 21-22ยบ, very slender and with gently rounded whorls, with a subsutural fold consisting of two primary spiral cords, peripheral keel angulate, otherwise sculptured with regular, angulate primary cords, those on the body whorl and canal alternating with secoundary threads, and crowded axial lamellae throughout.

This is the largest of the living turrid species.

Synonym (s)
Pleurotoma crispa Lamarck, 1816
Pleurotoma gracillima Weinkauff, 1875
Pleurotoma grandis Griffith & Pidgeon, 1834
Turris crispa (Lamarck, 1816)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • 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/

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