Duplicaria raphanula   (Lamarck,  1822) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Terebridae

Image copyrights: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker

Description
Size: 6.5 cm.

Color: Very shiny, ivory or beige with brown streaks on the subsutural band and large rectangular brown blotches on the remainder of the whorls.

Slender, protoconch of 3½ whorls, teleoconch, whorl sides flat to slightly convex, subsutural band weakly ribbed, defined by a rather deep groove, axial ribs may continue onto the posterior parts of the whorls, aperture unusually elongate and ovate, columella straight, base sloping.

This is one of the most elegant species in the family.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• 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
  • 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 (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/

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