Boreotrophon tenuirostratus   (Smith)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 26.40 mm; diameter 10.40 mm; length of aperture 11.30 mm; length of spire 11.48 mm.

Color: White

Shell fusiform, spire high, consists of 4 whorls, angulate in middle. Protoconch of 1½ whorls. Suture impressed, body whorl large, fusoid, aperture ovate, outer lip devoid of teeth inside, inner lip adherent, completely smooth inside. Siphonal canal elongate, slender, narrowly open, terminally curved upwards to left. Spiral sculpture absent, axial sculpture with 12 elongate plications on whorls, body whorl with faint transverse ridges at lower half giving faint clathrate appearance.

Synonym (s)
Trophon tenuirostratus Smith 1899

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Off Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV and Surya Rao, KV (1993) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: Pt. 3. Family: Muricidae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 133 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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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