Cantharidus interruptus   (Wood,  1856) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 9 mm height.

Color: Cream, tessellated with rusty brown patches or spots.

Shell small, conical, higher than broad, apex pointed and straight, whorls not inflated, straight with flattened sides, sculptured with evenly spaced spiral ribs, interstices narrow and groove like, lower most ribs on each whorl stouter and more prominently raised than the rest, interstices with minute obsolete transpiral striae. Umbilicus a shallow pit. Aperture slightly squarish, columella thick and finely ridged.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.13) INDIA (Record: 04/1994-09/1994)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Andra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam 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 -
  • Ramesh, DA; Jeyabaskaran, R and Pandian, ALP (1996) Gastropods and bivalves associated with reef building corals, Palk Bay, southeastern India Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication Phuket marine biology Center 16 257-260 Available at -
  • 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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