Hebra horrida   (Dunker,  1847) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Nassariidae

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Description
Size: 1.3 cm.

Color: White with a few light brown spots.

Stoutly ovate, aperture almost round, protoconch of about three whorls, the last carinate, spire whorls slightly shouldered, sculptured with crowded spiral cords, several bearing flattened spines giving the surface a prickly appearance, outer lip varixed, shelved and dentate on the inner side, columella thick and expanded over the anterior end with a raised rim, thin over the parietal wall, with wrinkled lirae along its entire length, fasciole stout, corded, with a false umbilicus.

Synonym (s)
Buccinum horridum Dunker, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.77) 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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 - http://www.gastropods.com/

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