Fusiaphera macrospira   (Adams & Reeve,  1850) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Cancellariidae

Image copyrights: Guido Poppe

Description
Size: 2.4 cm.

Color: Brown with a white sutural band which continues around the centre of the body whorl, lip and columella white, deep interior brown.

Axial ribs oblique, strong, scaly, protuding over the suture making the shoulders coronate, crossed by thin spiral cords and threads, each whorl with one varix which crosses the suture to join the whorl above, aperture with a posterior tooth, outer lip thick but sharp-edged, crenulate.

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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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

Page last updated on:2011-08-30

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