Littorina (Littoraria) undulata   Gray  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Length: 4.65-12.20 mm; shell up to 25 mm length.
Diameter: 3.25-7.75 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 2.50-5.80 mm.

Color: Yellowish or cream.

Ornamented with brown undulating axial marks or marbled with brown; columella violet grey, sometimes white with brown bands; sculptured thickened.

Synonym (s)
Littorina undulata Gray, 1839
Littorina undulata Smith, 1906
Littorina (Litttoraria) undulata Rajagopal & Mookherjee, 1982
Littorina conica var. subintermedia Nevill, 1885
Littorina (Littoraria) undulata Rosewater, 1970
Littorina undulata Subba Rao and Mookherjee, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 13/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 30/03/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 9/2/1986)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 15/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 17/07/1998, 1992)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, Saznekhali INDIA (Record: 28/09/1969)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 00/09/1988, 17/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 30/01/1986)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal, New Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Nayachar Island INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• Orissa, Paradwip Port INDIA (Record: 21/05/1984)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchchendur INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Karnataka, Kumta INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• East Coast 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Khalua, RK; Chakravarty, G and Chakraborty, SK (2003) Annotated list of molluscs from the coastal tract of Midnapore District, West Bengal, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(2) 245-249 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa

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