Ellobium (Auricula) gangeticum   Pfeiffer  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Pulmonata

Length: 4.55-30.25 mm.
Diameter: 2.75-12.20 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 4.00-18.30 mm.

Shell fusiformly ovate, rather thin, curved with straw colored epidermis; spire short; whorls tumid; aperture slightly expanded below; columella with two plaits, peristome straight.

Synonym (s)
Auricula gangetica Pfeiffer, 1855
Auricularia gangetica Sewell, 1934

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, Falta INDIA (Record: 21/07/1964)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 17/07/1964)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 18/08/1979)
• West Bengal, Jhingakhali INDIA (Record: 12/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Saznekhali INDIA (Record: 16/09/1984)
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal, Old Digha INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Sankarpur INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)

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
  • 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

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