Nassarius nigellus   Reeve,  1854 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Des Beechey

Size: 1.3 cm.

Color: Cream, occasionally brown or banded with brown.

Elongate-ovate, spire tall with rather straight sides, protoconch of two whorls, slightly bulbous, teleoconch sculpture of axial ribs divided into spiral rows of nodules by transverse grooves, with a row of large round nodules below the suture separated by a conspicuous subsutural groove, outer lip smooth or dentate, columellar callus moderately thick and spreading anteriorly.

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Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at -

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