Thais hippocastanum [Status Unaccepted]   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Muricidae

Description
Size: Length 18.85-62.70 mm; diameter 13.25-44.85 mm; length of aperture 11.85-35.55 mm; length of spire 9.95-31.80 mm.

Color: Chocolate brown, vertical bands and dark brown spines, aperture bluish white tinged with brown at margins, denticles and ridges chocolate brown.

Shell ovate, spire high, acuminate, consists of 4 angulated whorls, body whorl ornamented with 4 rows of spines. Aperture ovately narrow, outer lip crenulate, interior with 4-5 prominent teeth leading into ridges. Columella smooth, slightly folded anteriorly. Anal sulcus deep, open, canal short, open; sculptured with 4-7 spiral threads between spiral rows, scabrous.


Synonym (s)
Murex hippocastanum Linnaeus, 1758
Purpura (Thalessa) hippocastanum Melvill, 1901
Purpura hippocastanum Linnaeus, 1758
Purpura hippocastanum Lamarck, 1822
Purpura hippocastanum Smith, 1906
Thais hippocastanum Subrahmanyam et al., 1952
Thais hippocastanum Cernohorsky, 1967
Thais hippocastanum Surya Rao and Subba Rao, 1991

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman (Lat: 10.75) (Long: 92.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Rishikonda INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam, Jalaripeta INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rangachang INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mannar Ghat INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Guptapara INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Long Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mayabunder INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rangat INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Diglipur INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Little Andaman INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• MALDIVES
• SRI LANKA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Surya Rao, KV (1993) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: Pt. 3. Family: Muricidae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 133 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1991) Distribution of plants and animals on the rocky sea shores of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 7(2) 30-42 Available at - NIO, Goa

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