Lophiotoma indica   (Roding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 60 mm in height

Color: White with dark brown spots on the keel and dark brown axial streaks.

Shell moderately large, elongate fusiform, spire long, less than half the total height; aperture narrow, with smooth columella and a deep, broad posterior slit on the outer lip; siphonal canal long and straight; sculptured with a distinct keel on the lower half of the whorls, 9 to 10 smooth secondary spiral threads above and below the keel, a narrow presutural cord, lowest sharp ridge begins at the end of the siphonal notch.

Synonym (s)
Lophioturris indica (Roding, 1798)
Turris indica Roding, 1798

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Dhanushkodi INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Bhimunipatnam INDIA (Record: 09/1986-05/1988)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.7) (Long: 83.3) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Samuel, VD; Chacko, D and Edward, JKP (2005) Preliminary study on the molluscan diversity of “the lost world’’– Dhanushkodi, east coast of India Proceedings of the National Seminar on Reef Ecosystem Remediation SDMRI Special Research Publication No.9 54-58 Available at - http://www.sdmri.org/reports/proceedings%202005%20-%20sdmri.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • poppeimages Available at - http://www.poppe-images.com/
  • Raman, AV and Adiseshasai, K (1989) Macrobenthos from littoral areas off Visakhapatnam, east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18(4) 265-269 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • 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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