Acrilla acuminata [Status Unaccepted]   Tomlin,  1923 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

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Length: 11.80-44.80 mm
Diameter: 3.50-13.00 mm
Max height of the aperture: 3.85-9.30 mm

Shell elongate, turreted, spire with ten whorls; body whorl with prominent keel at base; aperture obliquely ovate; sculptured with numerous fine vertical ribs.

Synonym (s)
Scalaria acuminata Sowerby 1844
Acrilla acuminata Rajagopal and Mookherjee 1982

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 25/05/1985)
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Maharashtra INDIA (Record: 1992)
• Orissa INDIA (Record: 1991, 1992)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 1992)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1992)
• West Bengal, New Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Pondicherry, Karaikal INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• West Bengal, Chhota Hardi INDIA (Record: 25/08/1987)

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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  • 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
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa

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