Retusa pyramidata   (A. Adams,  1850) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Government of India

Size:- Length: 2.55-3.55 mm.
Diameter: 1.30-2.00 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 2.25-3.55 mm.

Color: Dull white.

Shell minute, pear shaped, fragile with sunken spire and slightly elevated upper end of the outer lip, columella concave, calloused.

Synonym (s)
Bulla (Cylichna) pyramidata A. Adams in Sowerby's, 1850
Retusa pyramidata Ray, 1968

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 20/10/1987)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Orissa, Off Puri INDIA (Record: 24/03/1916-29/03/1916)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• West Bengal 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
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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