Calliostoma tranquebarica   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 16 mm in height.

Shell small, very conical, broader than high, whorls with straight sides and sharply pointed apex, shell smooth except for 2 spiral ridges just above the suture, body whorl with a strongly angulated periphery, base flat, very feebly ridged. Umbilicus closed, columella smooth, arcuate, aperture rhomboidal with pearly interior.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Madras INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
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  • 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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