Cancilla interlirata   (Reeve,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 12.85 mm; diameter 4.88 mm.

Color: White with irregular brown patches.

Shell elongate, spire acuminate.Aperture longer than the spire, columella with five oblique folds, outer lip thin, weakly crenulated; sculptured with sharp, raised spiral ridges crossed by longitudinal striae forming distinct cancellations, interstices with spiral lirae.

Synonym (s)
Mitra interlirata Reeve, 1844
Cancilla interlirata Subba Rao and Dey, 1984

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 24/03/1916-29/03/1916)
• Tamil Nadu, Coromandel Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

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