Hebra subspinosa   Lamarck,  1822 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 2 cm.

Color: White with a greenish central band and interrupted dark brown spiral lines, interior brown, denticles lilac.

Ovate, protoconch eroded, base contracted, subsutural ramp concave and spirally corded, shoulders angulate, thick axial ribs beginning at the shoulder, crossed by spiral cords producing spiral rows of blunt or spinose nodules, usually three rows but sometimes only 1-2, nodules may be obsolete on the body whorl, fasciole strongly corded, columellar callus narrow, with 2-3 minute anterior denticles.

Synonym (s)
Buccinum subspinosa Lamarck, 1822

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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, Havelock (Lat: 11.97) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Island (Lat: 7.98) (Long: 93.53) 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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