Strombus (Dolomena) marginatus marginatus   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

Color: Whitish with broad and narrow broken spiral bands of light to dark brown, often with arrow-head shaped marks on white ground.

The species is very distinctive by its sharp narrow spiral keel of the shoulder except for two whorls behind outer lip. Shell moderately large, ovately conical; spire short and depressed; apex sharp; posterior canal arching on to the spire; whorls are smooth, turreted, grooved towards base; lower part contracted. Columella polished and with white callus, faintly wrinkled above and below; aperture narrow. Outer lip is incurled extended upto first suture forming a beak-like structure; body whorl traversed by spiral grooves being stronger towards base.

Synonym (s)
Strombus marginatus Linnaeus, 1758
Lambis carinata Roeding, 1798
Strombus (Dolomena) marginatus marginatus Abbott, 1960

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA (Record: 6/5/1955)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam Camp INDIA (Record: 11/5/1955)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 21/01/1978)
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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