Pyrene zebra   (Gray)  (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

Color: Pale yellowish brown marked with bright, irregular, dark brown or chestnut colored small, broken, zig-zag lines or dots arranged in longitudinal rows.

Shell narrower and more elongate with a strongly elevated and sharply pointed spire; the whorls are not angularly shouldered near the suture. The surface of the shell bears strong, raised, widely separated transpiral ribs on the body whorl; aperture broad; outer lip is less thickened and not widely separated from the columellar border posteriorly; the edge of the outer lip is finely toothed inside.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) 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 -

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