Ellobium aurisjudae   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Pulmonata

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Length: 31.80-46.00 mm.
Diameter: 12.25-20.20 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 15.80-23.20 mm.

Shell elongately ovate, moderate size; sculptured with numerous, close set and wavy longitudinal striae and spiral rows of granules; upper lip calloused and flattened, columella calloused with 3 folds, centre fold large and angular.

Synonym (s)
Bulla aurisjudae Linnaeus, 1758
Auricularia aurisjudae Sewell, 1932
Ellobium aurisjudae Cernohorsky, 1972
Auricula aurisjudae Nevill, 1878
Auricularis aurisjudae Sewell, 1934

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Kasafal INDIA
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 23/01/1972)
• Orissa, Bagda INDIA (Record: 22/01/1972)
• West Bengal, Salt Lake INDIA
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Kandla INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• West Bengal, Baghbagan INDIA (Record: 13/11/1988)
• West Bengal, Chhota Hardi INDIA (Record: 18/09/1983)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mayabunder 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at - http://www.nmr-pics.nl/
  • 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
  • Kesavan, K; Palpandi, C and Shanmugam, A (2009) A checklist of malacofauna of the Vellar estuarine mangroves, India Journal of Threatened Taxa Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society 1(7) 382-384 Available at - threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJournal/2009/July/o191226vii09382-384.pdf
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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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