Persicula ventricosa   (Fischer)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Government of India

Size: Length 2.85-4.00 mm.
Diameter 1.50-2.15 mm.
Max height of the aperture 2.60-3.85 mm.

Color: White or wheat colored.

Shell cone shaped, minute, glossy; shell with 2 whorls; sculpture smooth; aperture almost throughout the body, white with 4-5 columellar folds.

Synonym (s)
Marginella ventricosa Fischer, 1807
Marginella guinqueplicata Lamarck, 1822
Persicula (Gibberula) ventricosa Ray, 1968

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 21/08/1985, 06/11/1985, 24/02/1986, 25/02/1986, 26/02/1986, 09/07/1986)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast 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 -
  • Dey, M and Mitra, A (2005) Molluscan community around Digha coast, West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 2(1&2) 43-47 Available at - NIO, Goa

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