Stenothyra deltae   (Benson)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Length: 3.5-6.5 mm.
Diameter: 2.85-4.10 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 1.25-2.25 mm.

Shell with flattened body-whorl, sculptured with spiral punctated lines; aperture small, sub circular, periostracum thick and often with spiral rows of spines(probably in the young).

Synonym (s)
Nematura deltae Benson, 1836
Stenothyra deltae Annandale and Prashad, 1921

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 08/11/1979, 19/05/1980)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 23/09/1980)
• West Bengal, Pargumti INDIA (Record: 09/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 01/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 07/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 10/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 11/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 15/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Falta INDIA (Record: 26/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 20/08/1918, 22/07/1918)
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour-Thane creek system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Maharashtra, Bassein creek-coastal system INDIA (Record: 1985-1986)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

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 -
  • Mathew, A and Govindan, K (1995) Macrobenthos in the nearshore coastal system of Bombay Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India (B: Biological Sciences) National Academy of Sciences, India 65 (IV) 411-430 Available at -
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa

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