Vexillum (Pusia) leucodesmum   (Reeve,  1845) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Costellariidae

Description
Size: 2 cm.

Color: Dark brown with a central white or yellow band around the body whorl appearing at the suture of the spire whorls.

Ovate to elongate-ovate, spire and aperture length about equal, whorls convex, axial ribs thin and numerous on early whorls, becoming moderate and angulate on the upper part of the body whorl and obsolete on the base, with obscure spiral striae in the interspaces and 5-6 finely beaded spiral cords on the base, fasciole poorly developed, outer lip convex, columella with four folds.

Synonym (s)
Mitra leucodesma Reeve, 1845

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database: Taxa reported from regions in India (W) Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/search.php/region3140
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • 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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