Conus dispar   G.B. Sowerby I,  1833 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Color: White.

Shell is small, upper part of the body whorl and the bottom of each whorl of the spire are sharply angled, raised and keel-like; surface of the elevated spire as well as that of each whorl of the spire is concavely depressed, and the apex is acuminated and sharply pointed; whorls of the spire bear a medial spiral groove; lower half of the body whorl bears fine, thread-like grooves which are slightly more numerous, close-set and distinctly pitted; surface of the shell is also finely transpirally striated throughout; outer lip is thin and the aperture very narrow, but the apertural cleft between the outer lip and the body whorl at the posterior end is deep.

Synonym (s)
Gradiconus dispar (G.B. Sowerby I, 1833)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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 -
  • Vianet conchology 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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