Cheilea undulata   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Upto 22 mm in height and 40 mm in diameter.

Shell is white, irregularly ovate, surface striated, but superficially wrinkled due to the presence of widely separated spiral grooves; apex subcentral, blunt; internal septum comparatively small.

Synonym (s)
Patella undulata Roeding 1798,
Mitrularia neptuni Schumacher, 1877
Calyptraea dormitoria Reeve, 1858
Cheilea undulata Hedley, 1923

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA (Record: 3/5/1955)
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur INDIA (Record: 25/01/1978)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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 -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 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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