Sinum neritoideum   (Linnaeus,  1767) (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Height 5.00 - 12.90 mm; Max length: 12. 50 - 32.80 mm; Max height of the aperture: 17.45-18.20 mm.
Width 9.65 - 32.85 mm.
Diameter: 18.65-21.08 mm.

Color: Surface color is white with a brownish tinge.

Shell is thin, ovately ear-shaped, spire exerted as a small convexity and almost terminal. Body whorl ovately depressed; surface sculptured with closest spiral striae and finely transpiral plications; aperture wide, ovate; interior smooth, glossy; columella slightly arched with a little callosity; umbilicus open with an elongated depression.

Synonym (s)
Helix neritoidea Linnaeus, 1767
Sigaretus neritoideus Reeve, 1864
Sinum neritoideum Gravely, 1942
Helix neritoides Linnaeus, 1767
Sigaretus neritoides Reeve, 1864
Sinum neritoideum Mookherjee, 1985

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai INDIA (Record: 16/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Agasthiampalli INDIA (Record: 17/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam INDIA (Record: 18/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 28/01/1975)
• Tamil Nadu, Santhome Beach INDIA (Record: 24/02/1978)
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 04/09/1964)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Orissa, Kasafal INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA (Record: 00/06/1932)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kundugal Point INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast 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
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
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  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at -
  • Dey, M and Mitra, A (2005) Molluscan community around Digha coast, West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 2(1&2) 43-47 Available at - NIO, Goa

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