Nassarius pullus

Nassarius pullus
Nassarius pullus
Nassarius pullus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Nassariidae
Subfamily: Nassariinae
Genus: Nassarius
Species: N. pullus
Binomial name
Nassarius pullus
  • Buccinum pullus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Buccinum thersites Bruguière, J.G., 1789
  • Nassa dorsuosa Adams, A., 1852
  • Nassa gracilis Pease, W.H., 1868
  • Nassa pulla (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Nassarius acypha Martens, E.C. von, 1887

Nassarius pullus , common names : Black Nassa; Olive Dog Whelk; Ribbed Dog Whelk, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Nassariidae, the Nassa mud snails or dog whelks.[1]



The shell size varies between 10 mm and 25 mm


This species is distributed in the Indian Ocean along Madagascar and Tanzania and in the Western Pacific Ocean along the Philippines.

Abapertural view of Nassarius pullus


  1. ^ a b Nassarius pullus Linnaeus.  Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 29 December 2010.
  • Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Mollusques testacés marins de Madagascar. Faune des Colonies Francaises, Tome III
  • Spry, J.F. (1961). The sea shells of Dar es Salaam: Gastropods. Tanganyika Notes and Records 56

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