Erronea listeri   (Gray,  1825) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 11.00 mm, height 4.50 mm, maximum breadth 6.00 mm.

Color: Dorsum with four to five brown interrupted transverse bands on bluish grey.

Shell is small, cylindrical, depressed; sides whitish, spotted with black; base concave towards columella; extremities with a pair of dark blotches; teeth generally short; outer lip is thin, not inflected.

Synonym (s)
Cypraea listeri Gray, 1825
Cypraea felina Smith, 1906
Erronea listeri Cernohorsky, 1967
Palmadusta (Palmadusta) felina race listeri Schilder and Schilder, 1938

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Hare Island INDIA (Record: 22/02/1968)
• West Bengal, Kolkata Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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
  • Lorenz, F and Kratzsch, J Cowries of southern Sri Lanka Available at -
  • Mookherjee, HP (1985) Contributions to the Molluscan fauna of India, Part III. Marine molluscs of the Coromandel coast, Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar - Gastropoda: Mesogastropoda (Part-2) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 75 ZSI, Calcutta 93 pp 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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