Ficus ficoides [Status Unaccepted]   (Lamarck,  1822) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda


Size: Length 26.60 - 49.95 mm, maximum diameter 14.85 - 29.95 mm, minimum diameter 11.70 - 23.25 mm

Color: Surface color white or pale violet with 4-5 spiral white bands including distant brownish marks on them scattered with reddish brown blotches and spots

Shell is much thinner, more slender than the preceding species and not so bulbous at the shoulder, spire flatly depressed; sculptured with regular primary ridges with intermediate finer ridges in the interstices and with continuous overriding longitudinal ridges; entire surface becomes reticulate in appearance. Aperture is elongated, glossy and colored white tinged with violet; siphonal canal slender.

Synonym (s)
Pyrula ficoides Lamarck 1822
Ficula reticulata Reeve 1847
Ficus ficoides Gravely 1942

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai INDIA (Record: 16/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Agasthiampalli INDIA (Record: 17/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam INDIA (Record: 18/02/1968)
• Malabar Coast INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Persian Gulf (Record: 1985)

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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