Nassarius (Niotha) echinatus   A. Adams,  1852 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Size: 1.5 cm.

Color: White, oftern with an orange-brown stain on the back, nodules white, siphonal cannal with a dark brown dorsal stain, interior and columella white.

Elongate-ovate, slender, shiny, protoconch whorls finely carinate, sculptured with angulate axial ribs bearing discrete spines, nodules align in four spiral rows on the body whorl, interspaces smooth, spiral cords obscure, confined to the sides of the axial ribs. columella denticulate, callus thick anteriorly and recurved towards the canal.

Synonym (s)
Nass echinatus A. Adams, 1852

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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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