Hastula matheroniana   (Deshayes,  1859) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Terebridae

Image copyrights: Keoki stender

Description
Size: 3 cm.

Color: Cream, grey, beige, or purple-brown, with white subsutural brown spots.

Protoconch of 2½-3 conical whorls, body whorl long and drawn out anteriorly, subsutural groove represented by shallow pits between the strong, angular axial ribs which extend from suture to suture on the spire whorls and to the periphery of the body whorl, suture simple, aperture elongate-ovate, columella with a slight callus, curved, fasciole with an angular posterior margin.

Synonym (s)
Terebra matheroniana Deshayes, 1859

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• 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 - 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/
  • Stender, GK and Stender, YO Marinelifephotography.com Available at - http://www.marinelifephotography.com/

Page last updated on:2011-09-02

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