Nassa serta

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

Buccinum coronatum Gmelin, 1791
Buccinum sertum Bruguière, 1789
Iopas sertum (Bruguière, 1789)
Nassa picta Röding, 1798
Stramonita hederacea Schumacher, 1817

Nassa serta, common name the sertum rock shell, 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 38 mm and 70 mm


This species is distributed in the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean along Chagos, Madagascar, Mauritius and Tanzania; in the Pacific Ocean along Hawaii and Eastern Australia.


  1. ^ a b Nassa serta (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
  • Houart R. (1996) The genus Nassa Röding 1798 in the Indo-West Oacific (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Muricidae: Rapaninae). Archiv für Molluskenkunde 126(1-2):51-63

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