Nassarius (Zeuxis) comptus   A.Adams,  1852 (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Length 14.32-16.80 mm; diameter 7.84-8.70 mm; height of spire 9.02-10.12 mm; height of aperture 7.18-8.37 mm.

Color: Glossy, cream or fawn with two pale spiral bands on the body whorl, indistinct axial flames, and brown spots in the suture, deep interior light brown.

Elongate-ovate, spire tall, early whorls axially ribbed, later whorls smooth except for a few crowded narrow cords behind the lip, spiral cords at the base, and strong cords on the fasciole, outer lip with a few small anterior denticles, finely lirate within, columellar callus well formed and raised anteriorly, lacking or thin on the parietal wall.

Synonym (s)
Nassa compta A. Adams, 1852
Nassarius (Zeuxis) comptus Cernohorsky, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neil Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay 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 -
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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