Nassarius (Hima) stolatus   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 5.12-11.98 mm.

Color: Yellowish white with three broad chestnut spiral bands also seen through the aperture.

Shell small, ovately conical with inflated body whorl, pointed spire, whorls overlapping at the suture. Parietal callous less developed, not extending posteriorly; pre-sutural groove absent; axial ribs distantly placed.
Spiral cords few below suture; body whorl with broad chestnut color bands.
Aperture ovate with a small apical notch, outer lip thickened, backed by a varix, extending above up to half of the penultimate whorl, with six to seven denticles on the interior, columella calloused with five to six denticles and laminations anteriorly.

Synonym (s)
Buccinum stolatum Gmelin, 1791
Nassa (Hima) sistroidea G. & H. Nevill, 1874
Nassa sistroidea Preston, 1914
Nassa sistroidea Preston, 1915
Nassa sistroidea Annandale and Kemp, 1916
Nassarius (Hima) stolatus Subba Rao and Mookherjee, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.75) (Long: 78.20) INDIA
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 11/1914)
• Orissa, Manikpatna INDIA (Record: 1914)
• Orissa, Arakuda INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Malud INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Kalijai Island INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Palur Canal INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Nalabana Island INDIA (Record: 1985)
• West Bengal, Subarnarekha Mouth INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, New Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Old Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• Orissa, Baleshwar INDIA
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 04/03/1939, 27/06/1949, 04/11/1962-06/11/1962)
• Orissa, Kasafal INDIA (Record: 10/03/1973)
• Orissa, Hukitola INDIA (Record: 17/03/1964)
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Persian Gulf
• Red Sea
• Orissa, Siar INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Seruanadi INDIA (Record: 1914, 1991)

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 -
  • Khalua, RK; Chakravarty, G and Chakraborty, SK (2003) Annotated list of molluscs from the coastal tract of Midnapore District, West Bengal, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(2) 245-249 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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