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

Size: 8 cm.

Color: White with a dense pattern of dark red-brown, wavy, axially elongated maculations, interior, parietal callus and columella violet.

Spire unusually long, angle 24-25ยบ, base contracted, siphonal canal relatively short, subsutural fold broad, spirally threaded, sinus rib prominent, rounded and spirally corded, body whorl spirally corded, four close cords at the periphery more prominent than the others.

The high spire and short anterior canal make this shell easily recognisable.

Synonym (s)
Turris undosa (Lamarck, 1816)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • TOBA AQUARIUM Available at - http://www.aquarium.co.jp/index.html

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