Nassarius kraussianus

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Nassarius kraussianus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Family: Nassariidae
Genus: Nassarius
Species: N. kraussianus
Binomial name
Nassarius kraussianus
(Dunker, 1846)
  • Alectrion kraussiana Dunker, 1846
  • Buccinum (Nassa) kraussianum Dunker, 1846
  • Buccinum kraussianum Dunker, 1846 (original combination)
  • Nassa (Eione) orbiculata A. Adams, 1852
  • Nassa kraussiana (Dunker, 1846)

Nassarius kraussianus, common name the tick shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Nassariidae, the Nassa mud snails or dog whelks.[1]


The size of the shell varies from 6 mm to 10 mm


This species occurs in the Indian Ocean off Mozambique, South Africa and Réunion and in the Atlantic Ocean off Namibia.


  1. ^ a b Nassarius kraussianus .  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 25 October 2012.
  • Cernohorsky W. O. (1984). Systematics of the family Nassariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum 14: 1-356.
  • Branch, G.M. et al. (2002). Two Oceans. 5th impression. David Philip, Cate Town & Johannesburg
  • MacNae, W. & M. Kalk (eds) (1958). A natural history of Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Witwatersrand Univ. Press, Johannesburg. I-iv, 163 pp

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