Epitonium scalare   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Size: 50 mm in length

Color: Pale flesh, lamellae and lips white, aperture interior pale flesh.

Shell largest in the genus, whorls seven, sutures deep, body whorl almost as broad as high, aperture round, with thickened lips, umbilicus very deep, sculptured with eight lamellae per whorl, lamellae join the whorls.

Synonym (s)
Turbo scalaris Linnaeus, 1758
Scalaria scalaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scalaria pretiosa Lamarck, 1816
Scalaria conica Lamarck, 1822
Scala scalaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Epitonium pygmaeum Grabau & King, 1929
Epitonium principale Roding, 1798
Epitonium multivariciferum E. A. Smith, 1911
Epitonium minor Grabau & King, 1929
Epitonium medium Roding, 1798
Epitonium lineatum Roding, 1798
Epitonium laevis Grabau & King, 1929
Epitonium gradatum Grabau & King, 1929
Epitonium breve Roding, 1798

Common Name (s)
• Precious Wentle Trap (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Pondicherry 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Gladys Archerd shell collection Washington State University tri-cities Natural History Museum Available at - http://shells.tricity.wsu.edu/ArcherdShellCollection/ShellCollection.html
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

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