Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Nassarius
Family: Nassariidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
capensis
NOTES

A small, narrow shell to 17 mm with a small, smooth callus and 12-14 strong axial ribs crossing the body whorl. Found in sandy rock pools and down to 30 m. Endemic.


AUTHORITY
(Dunker, 1846)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Often has a darker spiral band or brown speckles
Colour: White
Common Name
Wheat ear
Koringaar
Cape dogwhelk
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1990 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Alectrion capensis
Buccinum capense
Nassa albanyana
Nassa capensis
Nassa cerotina
Nassa kraussi
Nassa ordinaria
Nassa prolongata
Nassa pulchella
Nassa serotina



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