Assiminea francesiae   Wood,  1828 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Government of India

Length: 4.10-9.55 mm
Diameter: 2.50-5.80 mm
Max height of the aperture: 1.0-4.95 mm

Shell elongately ovate, thin, with elongate spire; 6-8 whorls, body whorls with number of ridges or varices and reddish bands running across; aperture subcircular.

Synonym (s)
Turbo francesi (Gray, 1828)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 07/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Soladanar Char INDIA (Record: 05/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Taki INDIA (Record: 06/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 11/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 18/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Geonkhali INDIA (Record: 21/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Falta INDIA (Record: 25/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 23/09/1980)
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Barrackpore INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Tribeni INDIA (Record: 27/10/1989)
• West Bengal, Hugli INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• BANGLADESH (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Kukrahati INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Nayachar Island INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• 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 -
  • 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
  • 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
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -

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