Cymatium (Ranularia) tripum   (Lamarck,  1822) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: up to 70 mm in length

Color: Dull brown, aperture and lips purplish white, a whitish spiral band across the middle of the body whorl, white ridges on a purplish-white columella.

Shell large, solid, spire elevated, body whorl almost as high as broad. Aperture narrow, outer lip with a strong varix and seven elongate teeth, columella without a shield, but with plications throughout and those on the basal part stronger than the rest, siphonal canal long and slightly twisted to left. Sculptured with coarse spiral ribs and axial cords, about seven prominent beaded ribs on the body whorl and three on the penultimate whorl, four strong knobs, almost varix-like on the shoulder, interspaces between the ribs with two to three finely beaded threads.

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• Tamil Nadu INDIA

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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