Bursa rubeta [Status Unaccepted]   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Color: The shell is pale brownish with scattered reddish markings.

The shell is thick, with a very rough and coarse-looking surface bearing numerous, strong, irregular spiral ridges, many of which, especially the oblique ones at the base of the body whorl are strongly granulated. There are several strongly developed varices ornamented with strong, nodular, transverse ridges and disposed on different radii on the different whorls. The spaces between the varices are traversed by additional transpiral ridges which generally take the form of 1 or 2 rows of strong, raised, angular, knob likes tubercules. The columella bears fine, elongated , transverse ridges. The edge of the outer lip is thrown into folds and its inner margin bears a number of strong, widely spaced elongated teeth.

Synonym (s)
Bursa rubeta Gravely, 1942
Murex lampas Linnaeus, 1758
Ranella lampas Smith, 1906
Triton lampas Lamarck, 1816
Triton lampas Reeve, 1844
Murex lampas Linne, 1758
Bursa (Bufonia) lampas Schepman, 1908

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Rajagopal, S; Khan, SA; Srinivasan, M and Shanmugam, A (1998) Gastropods of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University 38 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf

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