Natica traillii   Reeve  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Color: Whitish or pale bluish grey, marked throughout with irregularly wavy, reddish brown transpiral lines; a narrow spiral zone next below the suture tends to be paler than the general ground colour.

The shell is small, solid and globular with a small flattened spire and inflated body whorl. The basal portion of the body whorl is somewhat depressed and bears a deep umbilicus, a greater part of which, especially posteriorly, is covered up a large, polished, chestnut, callus deposit.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

Page last updated on:2013-02-06

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