Tricolia indica   Winckworth  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Government of India

Size: Length 3.82-4.4 mm; width 2.4-3.0 mm.

Color: Dull brown with white flecks below the sutures, a white band on the shoulder of the body whorl.

Shell small, ovate, whorls five, rapidly increasing in size, longer than broad, surface smooth, suture distinct.Aperture oblong ovate, without umbilicus, columella perforated, smooth; operculum convex externally.

Synonym (s)
Tricolia indica Winckworth, 1940
Phasianella (Tricolia) indica Gravely, 1942
Tricolia indica Robertson, 1985

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Madras INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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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