Eunaticina papilla   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Height 7.30 - 15.55 mm, maximum length 15.15 - 35.10 mm, width 12.90 - 25.55 mm.

Color: Dull white.

Variable in shape. Shell is moderately small, auricular in shape, umbilicated, spire exerted leaving a distant shallow groove between body whorl and spire. Surface is sculptured throughout with fine, regular evenly spaced spiral grooves intersected by finer closest transpiral growth lines. Columella is with weak callus, aperture large, ovate, posteriorly narrow.

Synonym (s)
Nerita papilla Gmelin, 1791
Sigaretus papilla Reeve, 1864
Eunaticina papilla Gravely, 1942

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Habitat:  Sandy
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Carnivores


• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 11/05/1955)
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA (Record: 22/01/1957)
• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai INDIA (Record: 16/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Agasthiampalli INDIA (Record: 17/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam INDIA (Record: 18/01/1978)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 25/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA (Record: 11/02/1975, 14/02/1975)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Gulf of Oman
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Poppe, GT and Poppe, P (1996) Conchology, Inc. Conchology, Inc. Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • 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

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