Comitas margaritae   E. A. Smith,  1904 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Pseudomelatomidae

Description
Size: 60 mm

Color: White, covered with a very thin yellowish periostracum.

Shell moderately large, 2 3/8 inches in height, fusiform, with tall turreted spire, capacious body-whorl, and only moderately long slightly flexed anterior canal. Spire about 1 ΒΌ times height of aperture plus canal. Whorls 12, apex eroded, bluntly angled medially, and from which there extends numerous, rather flexuous, short, protractively oblique narrowly crested axial folds, which do not quite reach the lower suture, estimated at about 14-15 per whorl. Fine rather flexuous spiral striae over the entire surface. Sinus moderate, broadly arcuate, confluent below with a great forward sweep of thin outer lip. Colour white, covered with a very thin yellowish periostracum.

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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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Powell, AWB (1968) The Family Turridae in the Indo-Pacific Indo-Pacific Mollusca Delaware Museum of Natural History Grenville, Delaware, U.S.A 2(10) 215-416 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

Page last updated on:2010-06-16

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