Nassa francolina

Nassa francolina
Nassa francolina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Genus: Nassa
Species: N. francolina
Binomial name
Nassa francolina
(Bruguière, 1789)

Buccinum francolinus Bruguière, 1789
Nassa francolinus (Bruguière, 1789)

Nassa francolina, common name : the Francolina Jopas, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Nassariidae, the nassa mud snails .[1]



The shell size varies between 33 mm and 70 mm


This species is distributed in the Indian Ocean along the Aldabra Atoll, Chagos and the Mascarene Basin and in the Pacific Ocean along Western Australia.


  1. ^ a b Nassa francolina (Bruguière, 1789).  Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 31 December 2010.
  • Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Mollusques testacés marins de Madagascar. Faune des Colonies Francaises, Tome III
  • Drivas, J. & M. Jay (1988). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'île Maurice

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