Drupa lobata   (Blainville,  1832) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Size: 18-32 mm.

Color: Chocolate-brown aperture, a brownish dorsum.

Shell upto 1 ΒΌ inches in length, having a wider, more lobate digitate process extending from the first rib on the body whorl. This process shows no tendency to bifurcate as it does in D. grossularia, and the canal remains open in the adult.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Drupe Lobate
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated,Rocky

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • 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
  • Emerson, WK (1973) The Genus Drupa in the Indo-Pacific Indo-Pacific Mollusca 3(13) 1-40 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Gallego, JL Marine gastropods The malacologist's corner Available at - http://www.elrincondelmalacologo.com/Version%20inglesa/Mi%20coleccion%20index.htm

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