Rapana bulbosa   (Solander,  1817) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Size: 28-100 mm.

Color: Pale brown.

Globular, light weight, thin wall, very large purple aperture, large body whorl, circular striations on whorls, sharp tubercles on shoulder, wide deep umbilicus, aperture is striate, outer lip is brown.


Synonym (s)
Buccinum bulbosum Solander, 1817

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Ecology
Habitat:  Open Sea
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Carnivores

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Konkan Coast (Lat: 18.08) (Long: 73.42) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Devipatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vaan Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Koswari Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Hare Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi, Sakthikulangara INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf
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