Ellobium (Auriculina) gangeticum   (Pfeiffer)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Pulmonata

Size: Length 6.20-31.30 mm; diameter 2.90-12.65 mm.

Color: Shell white but covered with fawn periostracum, aperture white.

Has an elevated spire which consists of seven whorls, outer lip thick, but not calloused and flattened, columella with two folds, lower one is prominent and angulate, sculpture consists of spiral rows of granules more prominent below suture and gradually obsolete downwards.

Synonym (s)
Auricula gangetica (Benson, MSS) Pfeiffer, 1855
Auricula gangetica Pfeiffer, Novit., 1855
Auricularia gangetica Sewell, 1934
Ellobium (Auriculina) gangeticum Subba Rao and Mookherjee, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, False Point INDIA (Record: 15/03/1964)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• West Bengal, Salt Lake INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Krishna Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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