Nerita articulata   Gould  (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

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Length: 13.10-29.80 mm.
Diameter: 14.60-31.50 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 11.15-22.20 mm.

Color: Grayish to pinkish-brown with black spiral cords. Operculum grayish, generally darker on central part, granular over entire outer surface.

Shell semiglobular with numerous growth striae, semicircles and crossed by finger spiral lines; whorls one to one and half; spire represented by elevated portion of the body whorl, obliquely turned in words; aperture crescent shaped; columelar callous well developed, porcellaneous. Parietal wall white with yellowish tinge, usually smooth, sometimes with slightly raised cords at edge adjoining body whorl. Outer lip crenulate.

Synonym (s)
Nerita articulata Gould, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Rocky


• West Bengal, Matla River INDIA (Record: 00/12/1916)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 22/07/1918)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, Saznekhali INDIA (Record: 24/04/1961)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 16/09/1983, 17/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Pargumti INDIA (Record: 12/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Netidhopani INDIA (Record: 08/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Haldibari INDIA (Record: 05/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 07/11/1988)
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• West Bengal, Pirkhali INDIA (Record: 02/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Chhota Hardi INDIA (Record: 18/09/1983)
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek (Lat: 23.5) (Long: 68.6) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek (Lat: 23.45) (Long: 68.48) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Tan, SK and Clements, R (2008) Taxonomy and distribution of the Neritidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Singapore Zoological Studies 47(4) 481-494 Available at -
  • Saravanakumar, A; Serebiah, JS; Thivakaran, GA and Rajkumar, M (2007) Benthic macrofaunal assemblage in the arid zone mangroves of Gulf of Kachchh – Gujarat Journal of Ocean University of China Ocean University of China 6(3) 303 -309 Available at -

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