Terebra pertusa   (Born,  1778) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 8 cm.

Color: Yellow or pale orange with a white spiral band at anterior shoulder, white ribs, and the aforementioned brown markings at sutures.

Base of body whorl heeled, whorls with straight sides, aperture rectangular, columella slightly recurved, fasciole with a thin spiral cord, subsutural groove deep, subsutural zone flat and narrow, crossed by straight white axial ribs separating small rectangular patches of white or dark brown, remainder of whorls with punctate spiral grooves interrupted by curved axial ribs and many spiral striae around the base at the anterior end.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • TOBA AQUARIUM Available at - http://www.aquarium.co.jp/index.html

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