Angiola lineata   (da Costa,  1778) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Shell small, not exceeding 10 mm in height, glossy, thick, conically ovate, sculptured with fine striae and distinct orange colored spiral bands. Aperture ovate, interior lirate. Columella concave and smooth, with short, wide anterior canal.

Synonym (s)
Buccinum lineatum Da Costa, 1778
Angiola lineata Houbrick, 1987
Planaxis lineatus (da Costa, 1778)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 11/4/1984)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 22/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep, Pitti INDIA (Record: 22/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep 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
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells 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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