Samiksha Jaiswal

Aspa marginata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Tonnoidea
Genus  Aspa
Phylum  Mollusca
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Bursidae
Scientific name  Aspa marginata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Aspa, Bufonaria, Bursa scrobilator, Bursa rhodostoma, Bursa

Aspa marginata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Bursidae, the frog shells.



Shells of Aspa marginata can reach a size of 20–40 millimetres (0.79–1.57 in). These shells are quite thick, beige in color, with a smooth surface, a deep siphonal canal and a short spire.


This marine species occurs in Western Africa, Senegal and Canary Islands.

Fossil records

This genus is known in the fossil records from the Pliocene to the Quaternary (age range: from 3.6 to 0.781 million years ago).

Cultural aspects

The fossilized shells have been valued by humans and Neanderthals.


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