Naticarius alapapiliones   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 20 mm in length

Color: Light brown with four narrow, white bands decorated with dark brown rectangular spots, apex violet, interior of aperture purplish. outer lip edge and umbilical area white.

Shell small, globose ovate with a short exserted spire, body whorl broadly expanded towards wide aperture; umbilicus deep and extending anteriorly, parietal callus situated posteriorly, funicle thin and enters umbilical depression at an oblique angle. Sculptured with fine growth striae and subsutural radial ribs.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Pondicherry INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) 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 -

Page last updated on:2012-08-24

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