Nerita dombeyi   Recluz,  1841 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Color: Shell dark bluish grey.

Shell moderately small, depressed spire and enlarged body whorl, upper part of which is flattened; surface traversed by narrow, close-set spiral ridges; lower or basal surface of the shell, the columellar and the marginal surface of the outer lip is smooth and highly polished. The teeth at inner margin of the columellar surface are feebly developed; outer lip not toothed within.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram, Pamban (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 79.3333333) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at -
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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