Littorina (Littorinopsis) melanostoma   Gray  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Color: Yellowish white in color with brown longitudinal markings between spiral striae arranged axially.

Body flattened, weakly keeled; spiral tip black.

This species is usually found clinging to the branches and leaves of mangrove plants in the estuaries.

Synonym (s)
Littorina melanostoma Gray, 1839
Littorina (Littorinopsis) melanostoma Rosewater, 1970
Littorina (Littorinopsis) melanostoma Rajagopal and Mookherjee, 1982

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Orissa, Hukitola INDIA (Record: 17/03/1964)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, Matla INDIA
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA
• West Bengal, Mooriganga Estuary INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pulli Island INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary INDIA (Record: 1975)

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 -

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