Natica lineata   Lamarck,  1838 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Height 7.75 - 18.30 mm, maximum diameter 13.55 - 26.50 mm, minimum diameter 12.30 - 20.49 mm.

Color: Surface color is livid-white marked with closest transpiral wavy deep-yellow to orange lines; umbilical space is white in color.

Shell is more or less globose, moderately large comparatively thin, umbilicated, glazy, spire little elevated, whorls rounded; columella thin. Spiral callus extended inward into umbilical groove; aperture semilunar.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Lined Moon (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Orissa, Dhamra Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 16/04/1955)
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA (Record: 21/01/1957)
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA (Record: 14/02/1975)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi, Sakthikulangara INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Fernando, AS and Fernando, OJ (2002) A field guide to the common invertebrates of the east coast of India Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology 1-258 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Mookherjee, HP (1985) Contributions to the Molluscan fauna of India, Part III. Marine molluscs of the Coromandel coast, Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar - Gastropoda: Mesogastropoda (Part-2) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 75 ZSI, Calcutta 93 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kurian, CV (1953) A preliminary survey of the bottom fauna and bottom deposits of the Travancore coast within the 15-fathom line Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 19 746–775 Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Shell Horizons Inc. Available at -
  • Dutta, SK (2007) Biodiversity assessment of Dhamra port site and surrounding areas, Orissa Greenpeace India 4-38 Available at -
  • Philip, MB and Appukuttan, KK (1995) A checklist of gastropods landed at Sakthikulangara-Neendakara area CMFRI 138 9-10 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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