Rhinoclavis (Rhinoclavis) aspera   (Linneaus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Caenogastropoda incertae sedis

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Size: 6 cm.

Color: Cream, usually spirally lined with brown.

Slender and tapering, strongly sculptured with angular axial ribs crossed by nodulose cords, anterior canal long and recurved to almost vertical, columella with a weak parietal ridge and one or more central spiral folds.

Synonym (s)
Cerithium (Vertagus) asper (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cerithium asperum Linnaeus, 1758
Cerithium lineatum Lamarck, 1822
Clava aspera (Linnaeus, 1758)
Murex asper (Linnaeus, 1758)
Murex granulatus Linnaeus, 1758
Rhinoclavis aspera (Linnaeus, 1758)
Strombus vibex Gmelin, 1791
Vertagus asper (Linnaeus, 1758)
Vertagus comptus G.B. Sowerby III, 1914
Vertagus granulatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name (s)
• Rough Vertagus
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock (Lat: 11.97) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neil Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.77) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Gulbin, VV and Evseev, GA (1997) Intertidal Prosobranch Gastropods of Vietnam Galaxea Ryukyus University, Japan 13(2) 157-166 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • 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 (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • 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

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