Terebra chlorata   Lamarck  1822 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 10 cm.

Color: Ivory or cream, with rust, brown or purplish blotches on the subsutural band, becoming axial flames anteriorly, plus rust or brown spiral bands of blotches on the body whorl.

Rather stout, sides of whorls straight, base moderately heeled, aperture elongate-quadrate, columella straight, early whorls weakly plicate, later whorls smooth, subsutural groove moderate, subsutural band flat.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) 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
  • 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
  • Seashell-collector.com Available at - http://www.seashell-collector.com/

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