Fusinus forceps   (Perry,  1811) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 135 mm in height

Color: White covered by pale brown periostracum.

Shell very large, solid, spindle shaped, spire whorls well rounded; aperture oval; ccolumella smooth with callus raising slightly above the level of the shell, with one or two weak parietal plications; outer lip thick with wavy outer margin and lirations on the interior; anterior canal long and slender, posterior sinus present; sculptured with broad, rounded axial ribs crossed by fine spiral ridges which continue on to the siphonal canal.

Synonym (s)
Fusinus turriculus Kiener, 1840
Fusus turriculus Kiener, 1840
Murex forceps Perry, 1811

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Samuel, VD; Chacko, D and Edward, JKP (2005) Preliminary study on the molluscan diversity of “the lost world’’– Dhanushkodi, east coast of India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 54-58 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/

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