Nassarius (Plicarcularia) graniferus   (Keiner,  1834) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 2 cm.

Color: White, cream or fawn, callus glossy white.

Ovate, very solid, spire pointed, with two smooth protoconch whorls, teleoconch of five whorls, sculptured with spiral rows of pointed nodules, two on the spire whorls and four on the body whorl, plus a few spiral grooves anteriorly, basal callus thick and extending to the penultimate suture, moulded to the sides of the whorls, anterior of columella smooth or weakly dentate, aperture weakly lirate.

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Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • 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 -
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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