Nassarius (Zeuxis) crematus   (Hinds,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Roger Rule

Size: 3 cm.

Color: Fawn, often with a darker patch on the back and one or more pale narrow bands.

Elongate-ovate, protoconch rather large, of two whorls, teleoconch of seven whorls, sculptured with numerous narrow axial ribs crossed by spiral cords which make the surface finely and regularly decussate, sutural nodules slightly larger than the other and usually separated by a narrow subsutural channel, outer lip inturned and dentate, often with an odd notch anteriorly, aperture lirate, siphonal canal produced, with a laminate upturned margin, columellar callus erect anteriorly, thin and adherent over the parietal wall, bearing wrinkled lirae.

Synonym (s)

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

Habitat:  Muddy


• 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -

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