Rahul Sharma

Tenagodus anguinus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Cerithioidea
Genus  Tenagodus
Phylum  Mollusca
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Siliquariidae
Scientific name  Tenagodus anguinus
Rank  Species
Tenagodus anguinus
Similar  Tenagodus, Siliquaria, Caenogastropoda, Turritella

Tenagodus anguinus is a species of unusual sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Siliquariidae, the slit worm shells.

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Description

The shell is thick and irregularly coiled in a gradually tapered spiral, with rather distant whorls. It has longitudinal ridges with spines on them throughout its length. It is generally a dirty-looking white colour, pale yellow or buff. The uncoiled length could be up to 8 inches (200 mm).

Distribution

Tenagodus anguinus is found in the Indian Ocean including around Madagascar.

References

Tenagodus anguinus Wikipedia


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