Nassaria suturalis   (Adams)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 17.3-20.2 mm; diameter 10.3-12.26 mm.

This species can be distinguished from preceding species in having less number of longitudinal ribs, canaliculate suture, rounded aperture and short canal. Some of the shells are found encrusted with corals and serpulid tubes.

Synonym (s)
Hindsia suturalis A. Adams, 1853
Nassaria suturalis Smith, 1904
Nassaria suturalis Subrahamanyam et. al., 1952

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Konkan Coast (Lat: 18.08) (Long: 73.42) INDIA
• Orissa, Baleshwar Bay INDIA
• Orissa, Konark INDIA
• Orissa, Off Puri INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 20/02/1948)
• Orissa, Ganjam Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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