Nassaria coromandelica   Smith,  1894 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: up to 30 mm in height.

Color: Half white or dull brown with white aperture.

Shell small, fusiform, spire high, with smooth and glossy protoconch
of 2 whorls, body whorl half of the total height. Aperture narrow, with lirations on the interior, outer lip thickened occasionally with a varix, usually margin not crenulated as in other two species of the genus, columella with a strong parietal plication and two prominent plications
on the anterior side, wrinkles on the rest, anterior canal broad but not strongly recurved, posterior canal distinct. Sculptured with narrow axial ribs crossed by spiral cords forming nodules at the cross sections, the surface more nodulose than in the other two species, the interspaces between the strong spiral cords with fine spiral thread.

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• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 12.83) (Long: 90.87) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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