Amaea (Acrilla) acuminata   (Sowerby,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Size: 32 mm in length

Color: Cream with two brown spiral bands.

Shell medium, narrow, glossy, elongately turreted, acuminate, whorls convex with impressed sutures; aperture elongately oval; columella thin, arched, flattened inwardly, outer lip thin and fragile, umbilicus absent; sculptured with very close set transpiral ribs, a fine presutural spiral rib, body whorl with a keel at the base.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Pondicherry, Karaikal (Lat: 10.91) (Long: 79.83) INDIA
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Agasthiampalli INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Point Calimere (Lat: 10.3) (Long: 79.85) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) 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:2012-08-27

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