Nassarius globosus   (Quoy & Gaimard,  1833) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 1.5 cm

Color: White, fawn, grey or tan, usually with a central darker band on the body whorl.

Ovate, whorls convex, body whorl humped at the shoulder; sculptured with close set axial ribs crossed by deep spiral grooves which make the surface granulose; outer lip thick, smooth or finely dentate, aperture lirate within; basal callus thick and forms a shield; columella with 3-4 small anterior denticles.

Synonym (s)
Arcularia globosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Buccinum clathratum Kiener, 1834
Buccinum globosum Quoy & Gaimard, 1833
Nassa (Acicularia) globosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nassa (Arcularia) globosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nassa globosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nassarius (Arcularia) globosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nassarius (Plicarcularia) globosus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Nassarius gibbosuloideus (Habe & Kosuge, 1966)
Niotha globosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)
Plicarcularia gibbosuloidea Habe & Kosuge, 1966
Plicarcularia globosa (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)

Common Name (s)
• Globose Nassa
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa

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