Nassa jacksoniana   (Quoy and Gaimard)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Color: The shell is of a pale olive green ground color on which the whitish or yellowish white transpiral ribs stand out prominently; the middle of the body whorl is often marked by a rather indistinct purplish brown spiral band.

The shell is rather small and ovately conical. The surface is sculptured with strong, sharply raised transpiral ridges which are separated by wide interstices, and which are present throughout, except on the outer half of the body whorl, where, however, their vestiges are represented by a row of mere, rounded nodules immediately below the suture, the rest of the surface below these nodules being practically smooth and even slightly glossy. The edge of the outer lip of the aperture is thickened into a ridge on the outside and distinctly toothed within. Two or three fine, impressed spiral lines are present at the base of the body whorl. The columella is concavely arched and almost entirely devoid of callus thickening.

Synonym (s)
Buccinum jacksonianum Quoy and Gaimard, 1833
Nassa jacksoniana Tryon, 1882
Nassa siva Preston, 1904
Nassa jacksoniana Jose Giner Mari, 1934
Nassa jacksoniana Gravely, 1942

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA (Record: 06/2005-05/2006)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajagopal, S; Khan, SA; Srinivasan, M and Shanmugam, A (1998) Gastropods of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University 38 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Serebiah, JS; Stella, C and Kadhar, AA (2008) Assessment of benthos in the subtidal area of Thondi (Palk Bay), southeast Tamilnadu- GIS based explication Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Marine Fisheries- 623 520, Tamilnadu, India 30 279-296 Available at - NIO, Goa

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