Cantharus (Pollia) spiralis   (Gray,  1846) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: up to 45 mm in height,

Color: Brownish with white aperture.

Shell of medium size, thick with strongly shouldered whorls, spire narrow and shorter than the body whorl. Aperture broad, outer lip thick, wavy, and flexed at top, lirate within, columella with callus and smooth, a small depression on the outer edge of columella anteriorly. Sculptured with ten strong white spiral ribs separated by broad brownish grooves on the body whorl, three on the spire whorls, interspaces with spiral threads, the lowermost spiral rib broader and thicker bordering the depression.

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• Maharashtra INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• 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 -

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