Nassarius (Niotha) albescens albescens   Dunker,  1846 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Femorale

Size: 2 cm.

Color: Early whorls violet or blue-grey, remainder cream, callus white.

Ovate to globular, protoconch of one tiny whorl, teleoconch of 4 1/2 inflated whorls, sculptured with axial ribs made granulose by crossing spiral grooves, aperture lirate, columella lirate, callus adherent, thick, extends onto the parietal wall but does not reach the suture.

Synonym (s)
Buccinum albescens Dunker, 1846
Nassa (Niotha) fenestrata Melvill, 1899

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) 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
  • 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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