Terebra argus   Hinds,  1844 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Terebridae

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Description
Size: 11 cm.

Color: Ivory, with three rows of indistinct yellow spots on each whorl, four on the body whorl.

Whorls flat-sided but subsutural band convex, groove shallow and punctate, protoconch of 3½ whorls, the last one long, early whorls sometimes crenulate and turreted, later whorls with weak axial ribs or smooth, aperture graduate, columella recurved.

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Literature Source(s)
  • Field Museum (FMNH) (digir.fieldmuseum.org) Available at - http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collections/zoology/divisions_mammals.htm
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • 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/

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