Nassa francolina   (Bruguiere,  1789) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Femorale

Size: 7 cm.

Color: Red-brown with an irregular and poorly defined central band of connected whitish triangular patches and less prominent bands anteriorly and posteriorly, interior cream, lip edge and columella brown.

Surface glossy and smooth excrept for numerous very fine spiral threads.

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Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal



Literature Source(s)
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • Houart Roland (1996) The genus Nassa Roding 1798 in the Indo-west Pacific (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Muricidae: Rapaninae) Archiv fuer Molluskenkunde 126 51-63 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Saad, MAH (1984) Proceedings of the Symposium on Coral Reef environment of the Red Sea King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia 1-681 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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 -
  • 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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