Terebra alveolata   Hinds  1844 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Terebridae

Description
Size: 6 cm.

Color: Cream or light tan, uniform or with alternating square cream and brown patches on the subsutural band and at the periphery of the body whorl.

Sides of whorls nearly flat, base heeled, subsutural band wide, well defined by a groove and crossed by strong axial ribs which align with strong, curved axial ribs on the whorl sides becoming obsolete on the anterior part of the body whorl, interspaces with 2-6 spiral grooves, aperture quadrate, columella reurved.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa

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