Euchelus horridus   (Philippi,  1846) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 5.75-5.49 mm; diameter 6.15-4.55 mm; height of spire 4.95-3.82 mm.

Color: red with brown and white maculations.

Shell small, globosely conoidal; umbilicate; sculptured with spiral ridges. Columellar edge with a small denticle, umbilicus open.

Synonym (s)
Trochus horridus Philippi, 1846
Euchelus horridus Rajagopal & Mookherjee, 1978

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003, 2008)
• Orissa, Ganjam Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Hare Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pulli Island 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 -
  • 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
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 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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