Triphoris cingulifera   Pease  (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda
Order:Caenogastropoda incertae sedis

Shell small, not exceeding 6 mm, ovately elongate, spire high and acute. It consists of more than eight whorls, each whorl sculptured with two spirals rows of tubercles, interspaced with spiral threads; upper row with broad, white nodules and lower row with smaller and reddish-brown nodules. Body whorl bears four rows of nodules, of which upper two white, lower two with alternate reddish brown nodules. Aperture small, rounded. Canal short, open and turn right side.

Synonym (s)
Triphoris cingulifera Pease, 1860

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 29/03/1984)
• 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

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