Littoraria (Littorinopsis) scabra scabra   (Linnaeus)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 40 mm in height

Color: Pale gray or brown maculated with darker brown blotches below suture, columella white, outer lip with a white band on the interior.

Shell largest among Indian littorinoids, conical, fairly thin, light weight, with seven to eight well rounded whorls, suture impressed. Aperture large, broadly rounded, columella smooth. Sculptured with flat or elevated spiral cords and axial lines, spire with a carinated keel, body whorl occasionally subcarinate or carinate at the periphery.

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• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• East Coast INDIA
• West coast INDIA
• Andaman & Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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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