Epitonium subauriculatum   (Souverbie,  1866) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Size: 11 mm in height and 5 mm in width

Color: White

Shell small, narrow, alternate with rounded whorls; aperture round, umbilicus absent, with lamellate peristome; sculptured with prominent, moderately thick and subreflexed varices, varices seven, widely separated and extend into spire.

Synonym (s)
Scalaria subauriculata Souverbie, 1866
Parviscala microsoma (Tapparone-Canefri, 1876)
Parviscala attenuata (G. B. Sowerby, 1874)
Epitonium microsoma (Tapparone-Canefri, 1876)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.75) (Long: 78.20) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) 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
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in

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