Linatella cingulata   (Lamarck,  1844) (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Height 12.30 - 19.90 mm, length 25.25 - 39.40 mm, width 15.45 - 24.45 mm.

Color: Surface color more or less orange-brown.

Shell is thinner, ovately pyriform with or without varix, spire exerted and conical; whorls distinctly angulated at the shoulders, obsoletely noduled; sculptured with regular uniform equidistant flattened spiral ridges; columella smooth with very weak callus; canal twisted; aperture inflated; interior white; outer lip is thin, little fimbriated, inside with brown teeth.

Synonym (s)
Cassidaria cingulata Lamarck, 1844
Triton cingularis Reeve, 1844
Cymatium cingulatum Gravely, 1942
Linatella cingulata Cernohorsky, 1967

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy


• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 24/04/1955)
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur INDIA (Record: 25/01/1978)
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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 -
  • TOBA AQUARIUM Available at -

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