Sinum tumescens   (Reeve,  1864) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Height 9.10 mm, maximum length 19.40 mm, width 14.60 mm.

Color: White.

Shell is thin, oblong-ovate, ventricose, umbilicated, spire short; suture depressed. Body whorl inflated; surface sculptured with prominent spirally incised grooves and conecntrically plicated growth lines; columella more or less straight with a rudimentary callus; aperture ovate, posteriorly angulated.

Synonym (s)
Sigaretus tumescens Reeve, 1864

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 21/01/1978)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• West Bengal, Sand Head 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 -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -

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