Bursa bufonia   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Littorinimorpha
Family:Bursidae

Image copyrights: Mike's Seashell Collection

Description
Size: 8 cm.

Color: Cream or white, profusely spotted with brown, aperture white.

Outer lip expanded, with 4-5 pairs of heavy denticles on its inner margin, parietal wall and columella heavily calloused and coarsely, transversely lirate.

Synonym (s)
Bursa leo Shikama, 1964
Bursa mammata Roding, 1798
Bursa monitata Roding, 1798
Murex bufonius Gmelin, 1791
Ranella bufonia Smith, 1906
Bursa bufonia Cernohorsky, 1967

Common Name (s)
• Warty Frog Shell
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 17/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• MALDIVES
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • 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 (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC; Rao, DV and Devi, K (1994) A faunal exploration of the North Reef Island sanctuary, North Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 10(1&2) 68-81 Available at - NIO, Goa

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