Nerita (Amphinerita) georgina   Recluz,  1841 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 14.10- 15.50 mm in height; maximum diameter 17.75 - 17.80 mm; minimum diameter 9.25 - 9.80 mm

Color: Shell marked with irregular blotches, spots or clouds of purple-black.

Shell depressed, ovate and spirally ribbed; ribs bearing irregular black marks, distantly placed; interstices broad, latticed closely with cross transpiral striae. Body whorl elongated transversely; columellar area smooth and shining with margin having three feeble denticles; outer lip shining within, margin thin and slightly wavy.

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Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tranquebar (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.85) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajagopal, AS and Mookherjee, HP (1978) Contribution to the Molluscan Fauna- Archaeogastropoda Occasional paper no. 12 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 48pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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