Cronia fiscella   (Gmelin)  (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Length 14.65-29.86 mm; diameter 9.55-17.74 mm; length of aperture 10.10-18.95 mm; length of spire 6.52-13.30 mm.

Color: Light brown; aperture white, sometimes light violet.

Shell ovate, spire short, acute, consists of 5 angulated whorls. Body whorl large, ovate, angulated upper region. Aperture narrow, ovate, anal sulcus deep inverted ā€˜Uā€™ shape. Outer lip thick, erect, finely crenulate, interior denticulate, with 6 denticles, inner lip smooth, adherent, except extreme anterior part slightly detached, 2-3 plications at anterior part. Canal short, open; sculpture consists of 7 broad axial ribs, scabrous with fluted foliations, spiral sculpture with 4 cords sometimes double or triple stranded, base with 2 rows of oblique, foliated blunt spines. Interstices of these form into deep pits.

Synonym (s)
Murex fiscellum Chemnitz, 1788
Murex fiscellum Gmelin, 1791
Murex fiscellum Reeve, 1845
Murex (Ocinebra) fiscellum var. lienardi Nevill, 1875
Ricinula fiscellum Tryon, 1880
Morula (Cronia) fiscella Cernohorsky, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rampur beach INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Gulf of Aden
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neil Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rangat INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ross Island (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.77) 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 -
  • TOBA AQUARIUM 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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