Polinices mammilla   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: shells up to 4 cm in size.

Color: Shell is chestnut-brown.

Pure white shells, rather elongated in shape, horny operculum.

Synonym (s)
Polinices aurantius (non Roding, 1798)
( Misidentification)
Polinices albus Montfort, 1810
(Junior Synonym)
Polinices pyriformis (Recluz, 1844)
(Junior Synonym)
Polinices tumidus (Swainson, 1840)
(Junior Synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Pear-shaped Moon Snail (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Radha Krishna, Y and Ganapati, PN (1969) Fauna of the Kakinada bay Bulletin of National Institute of Sciences of India 38(2) 689-699 Available at - NIO Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Samuel, VD; Chacko, D and Edward, JKP (2005) Preliminary study on the molluscan diversity of “the lost world’’– Dhanushkodi, east coast of India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 54-58 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf

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