Neritina smithi   Wood  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Length: 8.40-20 mm.
Diameter: 7.15-17.40 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 6.15-14.50 mm.

Shell oval, higher than broad, solid, white or dull brown with strong, black longitudinal, undulating and uninterrupted lines and bands, rarely with very fine, wavy and close set black lines; aperture broad, semi lunar; columellar callus small and smooth; operculum semi lunar.
Radula rhipidoglossate type with a length of 13.70 mm in a specimen of 18.90 mm length, consist of250 nos of rows. Each row consists of a typical median, central tooth and laterals and marginal teeth.

Synonym (s)
Neritina smithi Wood, 1828
Neritina tigrina Benson, 1836
Neritina hamuligera Troschel, 1837

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Pargumti INDIA (Record: 10/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Falta INDIA (Record: 27/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Kukrahati INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Nayachar Island INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Purusattampur INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• Irrawaddy Delta MYANMAR
• West Bengal, Gona INDIA (Record: 18/03/1983)

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
  • 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

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