Nassarius (Pygmaeonassa) orissaensis   (Preston)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 2.50-5.40 mm; diameter 1.30-2.75 mm; height of spire 1.50-3.35 mm; height of aperture 1.40-2.70 mm.

Whorls angulate, strongly sculptured.

Synonym (s)
Nassa orissaensis Preston, 1914
Nassa orissaensis Preston, 1915
Nassa orissaensis Annandale & Kemp, 1916
Pygmaeonassa orissaensis Annandale, 1924

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Nalabana Island INDIA (Record: 1913, 1985)
• Orissa, Balugaon INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Barnikuda INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Rambha Bay INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Madachuva Bay INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Gollapara INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Kalijai Island INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Orissa, Birds' dropping Island INDIA (Record: 1985)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa

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