Pseudonerita amoena   (Gould)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Shell Size: 20 mm in height.

Color: Shining purple blue or reticulated pattern of jet blue-black upon a cream or white base, aperture bluish-white or white tinged with yellow, outer lip margin fringed with black. Operculum dark gray, external margin fringed with brown colored membrane, internally white, rib and peg yellowish on tips.

Shell small, ovate, strong, spire depressed, spirally striated with growth lines, mottled white. Aperture proportionately large, columellar margin with 10-12 very small teeth, outer lip thick, semicircular, projecting beyond columellar callus. Sculptured with spiral striae and rugose, axial growth lines.

Synonym (s)
Nerita amoena Gould, 1847
Pseudonerita amoena Subba Rao, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/08/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Orissa, Rushikulya Estuary INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Wandoor INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta INDIA

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
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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

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