Phalium bisulcatum [Status Unaccepted]   (Schubert & Wagner,  1829) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 38.10 mm.
Diameter 27.00 mm.
Maximum height of the aperture 27.40 mm.

The shell is moderately small with a short, depressed conical spire, the whorls of which are scarcely inflated. The surface is spirally grooved throughout, but the grooves are distinctly weaker, more numerous and close-set. The characters of the upper lip, columella and aperture are more or less same as in that species, but the teeth on the inside of the outer lip are weaker and more widely spaced.

Synonym (s)
Cassis bisulcata Schubert and Wagner, 1829
Cassis bisulcata Reeve, 1849
Cassis saburon var. bisulcata Tryon, 1891
Cassis (Semicassis) bisulcata Schepman, 1908
Phalium bisulcatum Bayer, 1935
Phalium bisulcatum Gravely, 1942
Phalium (Semicassis) bisulcatum Abobott, 1968
Phalium (Semicassis) bisulcatum Mookherjee, 1985

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Gulf of Oman
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajagopal, S; Khan, SA; Srinivasan, M and Shanmugam, A (1998) Gastropods of Parangipettai coast Annamalai University 38 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ramesh, S; Samipillai, SS and Elangomathavan, R (2009) Environmental sciences habitat diversity of hermit crab Clibanarius longitarsus (de haan) in Vellar estuary, south east coast of India Recent Research in Science and Technology 1(4) 161–168 Available at -

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