Brachytoma crenularis   (Lamarck)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Length: 28.95-32.15 mm
Diameter: 11.05-12.80 mm
Max height of the aperture: 15.85-17.60 mm

Color: Brown

Shell sharply turreted, spindle shaped; height of the spire more than the body whorl; surface bears strong, transpirally elongated, broadly rounded ribs and fine spiral ridges; interstices with finer spiral striae; suture marginated; notch on outer lip is deep and rounded.

Synonym (s)
Pleurotoma crenularis Lamarck, 1822
Pleurotoma crenularis Reeve, 1843
Brachytoma crenularis Satyamurti, 1952
Brachytoma crenulare Thiele, 1931

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 30/01/1986)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 04/03/1939, 30/11/1984)
• Orissa, Konark INDIA (Record: 19/11/1962, 24/11/1962)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tharangambadi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam 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 -
  • 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
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 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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