Turritella terebra   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda
Family:Turritellidae

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Description
Size: 17 cm.

Color: Early whorls pale cream or fawn, later whorls brown.

Protoconch invariably missing in adult shells, teleoconch of 20-25 strongly convex and spirally corded whorls, three prominent cords near the base of the later whorls, suture incised, aperture almost circular.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Konkan Coast (Lat: 18.08) (Long: 73.42) INDIA
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.33) INDIA (Record: 08/05/2006) (Depth: 12 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • 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 (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Zacharia, PU; Krishnakumar, PK; Dineshbabu, AP; Vijayakumaran, K; Rohit, P; Thomas, S; Sasikumar, G; Kaladharan, P; Durgekar, RN and Mohamed, KS (2008) Species assemblage in the coral reef ecosystem of Netrani Island off Karnataka along the southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 87-97 Available at - NIO, Goa

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