Astraea (Astralium) semicostata   (Kiener)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

It is conical in shape and short nodules are present along the periphery of the shell. Shell is sculptured with oblique axial ribs on the whorls. Shell non umblicate.

Synonym (s)
Trochus semicostatus Kiener 1839
Astrea (Astralium) semicostatus Rajagopal & Mookherjee 1978

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 6/8/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -

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