Thiara (Mainwaringia) paludomidea   (Nevill)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Government of India

Size:- Length: 5.90-9.30 mm.
Diameter: 2.50-4.00 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 3.00 mm.

Shell imperforate, conically produced, spire turretedly acuminate, suture distinct; spirally striated, below slightly subangulated, the striae prominent; whorls nine, the apical three minute, white and smooth next five slightly subangulated a little above middle, last whorl tumidly convex; aperture small, vertically ovate, peristome acute.

Synonym (s)
Melania (Mainwaringia) paludomidea Nevill, 1884
Melania (Mainwaringia) paludomidea Annandale & Prashad, 1919

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA (Record: 30/11/1893)
• West Bengal, Namkhana INDIA (Record: 05/09/1959)

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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