Cymatium parthenopeum [Status Unaccepted]   (von Salis,  1793) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Shell spindle shaped, spire elevated, tip acute, consists of eight whorls including protoconch. Body whorl large, rounded, suture distinct, sculptured with prominent spiral cords and axial ribs more prominent on spiral whorls and gradually obsolete on body whorl in between spiral threads. Aperture ovate, continuous short narrow canal. Outer lip thickened to form a varix, interior with faint paired teeth. Columella plicated, shells white in color but covered with light brown periostracum.

Synonym (s)
Cymatium (Monoplex) parthenopeum Cernohorsky, 1972
Cymatium (Septa) parthenopeum (Von Salis, 1793)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/02/1986)
• 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
  • Eumednet Available at -

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