Nassa tuamotuensis

Nassa tuamotuensis
Nassa tuamotuensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Genus: Nassa
Species: N. tuamotuensis
Binomial name
Nassa tuamotuensis
Houart, 1996

Purpura francolinus Kiener, 1835

Nassa tuamotuensis 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 24 mm and 64 mm


This species is distributed in the Pacific Ocean along the Cook Islands and Tuamotus and the Society Islands.


  1. ^ a b Nassa tuamotuensis Houart, 1996.  Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 24 April 2010.

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