Nassarius (Aciculina) vittatus   (A. Adams,  1853) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 7.89-10.90 mm.

Color: White to light brown, sometimes with dark brown band in interstices below suture, aperture white.

Shell small, turreted, acuminated, shining; body whorl slightly large, aperture small, ovate; outer lip thick; columella calloused, canal short, notched; sculpture with axial ribs, strong on last whorls, wide, obsolete at base of body whorl, spiral sculpture strong at base.

Synonym (s)
Aciculina vittata A. Adams, 1853
Nassa (Aciculina) vittata A. Adams, 1851
Nassa vittata Reeve, 1853
Nassarius (Aciculina) vittatus Cernohorsky, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Orissa, Balugaon INDIA (Record: 1954, 1991)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1954, 1991)
• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• Orissa, Baradi INDIA (Record: 22/01/1954)

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
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -

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