Sharp nassa

Nassarius acutus

Family Nassariidae - nassas

Gastropod (1 shell); shell spiral in shape, slender, elongate; color off-white to yellow with thin brown spiraling lines, orangish brown on spire; very knobby, elongated beads at spiral and radial intersections; spire long, pointed; spire over 1/2 length of the shell; aperture oval; siphonal canal extremely short.
Similar Species
Narrower than other area nassas, with spire over 1/2 length of shell.
Gulf, sandy bottoms
Maximum Size
1.5 cm (3/5 in)
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