Drupa rubusidaeus   Roding,  1798 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 20-55 mm

Color: White-yellowish externally, margin of the aperture yellow, interior of the aperture rich pink.

Shell upto 2 ΒΌ inches in length, solid, ovately globose, slightly ventricose, spire short, acuminated, body whorl large and with five rows of strong, sub-spiniform, siphonous tubercles. Sculpture of fine, scale like plates forming ridges which run spirally in parallel association between the rows of tubercles. Aperture sub-elliptical, outer lip in adult stage dentate with 7-12 small pearl-like teeth, margin crenulated, apertural area enameled, enameled area extending over a large portion of the body whorl adjacent to the aperture. Inner lip callused with 3 or 4 plications. Siphonal canal short, deep, recurved, sutural canal conspicuous, always open.

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Habitat:  Reef Associated,Rocky,Sandy


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
  • Tan, KS and Kastoro, WW (2004) A small collection of gastropods and bivalves from the Anambas and Natuna Islands, south China Sea The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 11 47-54
  • Gulbin, VV and Evseev, GA (1997) Intertidal Prosobranch Gastropods of Vietnam Galaxea Ryukyus University, Japan 13(2) 157-166 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Emerson, WK (1973) The Genus Drupa in the Indo-Pacific Indo-Pacific Mollusca 3(13) 1-40 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Poppe, GT and Poppe, P (1996) Conchology, Inc. Conchology, Inc. Available at - http://www.conchology.be/en/home/home.php

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