Bufonaria rana   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Bursidae

Image copyrights: Eddie Hardy

Description
Size: 30-60 mm

Color: Cream, pale brown

Strong and solid, outer lip has sharp teeth, weak folds on columella, varices on each side, tubercles on whorls, short spines on body.


Synonym (s)
Murex rana Linnaeus, 1758
(Basionym)
Ranella albivaricosa Reeve, 1844
Ranella beckii Kiener, 1841
Ranella subgranosa G.B. Sowerby II, 1836

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Carnivores

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock (Lat: 11.97) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Samuel, VD; Chacko, D and Edward, JKP (2005) Preliminary study on the molluscan diversity of “the lost world’’– Dhanushkodi, east coast of India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 54-58 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf

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