Gemmula speciosa   (Reeve,  1842) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: R. Vega-Luz

Size: Length 35.56 mm; diameter 13.30 mm; height of spire 19.10 mm; height of aperture 17.88 mm.

Color: Dull brown, aperture and columella white.

Shell solid, spire half the total height, sutures channeled, shell narrower; columella, with callus, smooth, posterior sinus narrow and small; outer lip with narrow notch; siphonal canal slightly drawn out; sculptured with peripheral carina bearing gemmules and one or two fine spiral cords, body whorl with a distinct gemmulated peripheral carina and five to six widely spaced spiral cords.

Synonym (s)
Pleurotoma speciosa Reeve, 1843
Pleurotoma carinata Smith, 1964
Gemmula speciosa Powell, 1964

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Ganjam Coast INDIA
• Orissa, Chhatrapur INDIA (Record: 24/11/1962)
• West Bengal, Gangetic Delta INDIA
• Arabian Sea
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 12.83) (Long: 90.87) 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 -
  • Eumednet 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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