Phalium bandatum bandatum   (Ferry  1811) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Family: Cassidae

Size: 120 mm in length

Color: Sculptured with beaded spiral cords on the early whorls and faint striae on the later whorls; small knobs on antepenultimate whorl, five yellowish transverse bands with darker yellowish brown bars, aperture dark brown within the outer lip and columella shield yellow or yellowish orange, outer lip with six purple-brown spots.

Elongate, spire high and concave, outer lip thickened and recurved with twenty elongate teeth, largest centrally, columella with five small folds anteriorly, parietal shield strongly folded with raised lirae.

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Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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