Vexillum (Vexillum) gruneri   (Reeve,  1844) (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Costellariidae

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Description
Size: 3 cm.

Color: Blue-grey or brown with one or more darker spiral bands and several thin spiral red-brown lines, interior brown.

Fusiform to biconical, spire shouldered, whorls with a polished, smooth surface, sculptured only by high, angulate axial ribs ending in pointed nodules just in front of the suture, and 3-4 weak anterior spiral cords, fasciole obsolete, aperture weakly lirate.

Synonym (s)
Mitra gruneri Reeve, 1844
Mitra tumida Reeve, 1844
Turricula modesta Pease, 1867

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Poppe, GT and Poppe, P (1996) Conchology, Inc. Conchology, Inc. Available at - http://www.conchology.be/en/home/home.php
  • Rao, DV and Devi,K (2003) Studies on the soft corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) of Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 36161 Available at - NCL, Pune

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