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

Size: Diameter 17.06 mm; length of aperture 14.70 mm; length of spire 21.24 mm.

Color: White

Shell broadly fusiform, spire elevated, acute, consists of 4 angulated whorls, body whorl large, broad and fusoid. Aperture elongately ovate, anal sulcus absent. Outer lip smooth inside, inner lip adherent, smooth. Siphonal canal short, broadly open. Axial sculpture consists of 18 oblique plications on body, gradually fainting towards aperture and 16 on spiral whorls. Spiral sculpture consists of fine lines.

Synonym (s)
Trophon indicus Smith 1899

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Off Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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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