Gemmula monilifera   (Pease,  1860) (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

Size: 30 mm in height

Color: Wheatish brown, aperture and columella white.

Shell small, solid and narrow, spire half the total height, aperture narrow; columella with thin callus, almost straight, smooth, outer lip with a broad U-shaped notch, posterior sinus absent, siphonal canal narrow and moderate, almost straight; sculptured with narrow peripheral carina bearing gemmules, one raised spiral cord with a thin spiral cord below on spire whorls, body whorl with one granulated peripheral carina and three raised spiral cords below followed by indistinct spiral cords below up to the posterior edge of the aperture.

Synonym (s)
Turris monilifera Pease, 1860

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Karnataka, Mangalore (Lat: 12.87) (Long: 74.88) INDIA (Depth: 45-55 mts)

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:2012-09-05

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