Nassarius papillosus   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 5 cm.

Color: Spire tip rose, later whorls cream, suffused with light brown or rusty red.

Elongate-ovate with a tall pointed spire, solid, sculptured with spiral rows of prominent nodules which align axially and may be connected by weak ribs, outer lip with 5-6 sharp denticles, fasciole ends with a projecting angular corner, columellar callus relatively thick.

Synonym (s)
Nassa papillosa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vaan Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Hare Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Koswari Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Mohanraj, J; Johnson, JA; Ranjan, R; Johnson, L; Pandi, U and Shunmugaraj, T (2010) Coral reef associated gastropods in Tuticorin coast of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve, India Indian Journal of Science and Technology Indian Society for Education and Environment 3(2) 204-206 Available at -

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