Chilkaia imitatrix   Preston  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Length 2.96-3.15 mm; diameter 2.20-2.21 mm.

Color: Light reddish periostacum, aperture white.

Shell minute, oblong ovate, whorls 3, suture impressed, the body whorl shouldered in the infrasutural region. Aperture oblique and rather elongately ovate, outer lip arcuate, rather dilated below. Columella descending in a curve, with a thick parietal callus posteriorly uniting it with outer lip, umbilicus very narrow. Sculptured with fine and wavy spiral striae crossed by distantly placed oblique transverse plications.

Synonym (s)
Chilkaia imitatrix Preston, 1915
Chilkaia imitatrix Annandale and Kemp, 1916

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Mahosa INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Seruanadi INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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