Cymatium (Gutturnium) tripus   (Lamarck,  1843) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Height 27.15 mm, length 68.55 mm, width 34.50 mm.

Color: Pale yellowish brown with blotches of white.

Shell is large, thick, triangularly club-shaped with three varices, spire short, turreted; whorls angulated at the upper part with raised nodules on the angle. Shell is deeply canaliculated below the suture; surface traversed by distant transverse ribs; depression between ribs bear three or four very fine ridges, both ribs and ridges crenated. Columella wrinkled and little expanded with thin lip; aperture fusiformly narrow, white; outer lip with 7 denticles inside; anterior canal a little upturned.

Synonym (s)
Triton tripus Lamarck, 1843
Cymatium (Gutturnium) tripus Mookherjee, 1985

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy


• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin Beach INDIA
• Muscat OMAN
• Orissa, Ganjam INDIA (Record: 18/11/1983)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin 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 -
  • 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

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