Murex haustellum [Status Unaccepted]   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Shell club shaped, varices 3, devoid of spines, rounded. Spire elevated, aperture large, subcircular, lips thickened. Siphonal canal narrow, elongated, straight, devoid of spines.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Wood Cock Shell
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.33) INDIA
• INDIA (Record: 1993)

Literature Source(s)
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • Subba Rao, NV and Surya Rao, KV (1993) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: Pt. 3. Family: Muricidae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 133 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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