Littorina (Littrinopsis) scabra scabra   (Linnaeus)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Length: 4.10-17.80 mm; shell up to 43 mm length.
Diameter: 2.82-10.10 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 2.10-4.15 mm.

Shell solid with variable pattern, generally dark, violet grey to reddish brown, nodules white, columella reddish brown; shell sculptured with spiral cords and a row of small nodules on the penultimate whorl and two rows on the last whorl; in addition there are spiral cords and axial growth lines; aperture with many fine lines and spotted with brown inside and outside.

Synonym (s)
Helix scabra Linnaeus, 1758
Littorina conica var, delicatula Nevill, 1885
Littorina (Littorinopsis) scabra scabra Rosewater, 1970
Littorina (Littorinopsis) scabra scabra Rajagopal and Mookherjee, 1982

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 23/08/1978, 29/10/1979)
• West Bengal, Kachuberia INDIA (Record: 14/09/1979)
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 03/09/1979)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 18/09/1993, 00/09/1983, 19/08/1984)
• West Bengal, Pargumti INDIA (Record: 09/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 17/06/1964)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• West Bengal, Chhota Hardi INDIA (Record: 18/09/1983)

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 -

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