Neritina oualaniensis   (Lesson,  1831) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Color: Yellowish white or bluish white ornamented with olive green lines and markings.

Shell small, ovoid, with a smooth, polished surface, a very small spire and a large, inflated body whorl; the whorls of the spire imperfectly developed, almost obsolete; columellar area is covered by thin callus layer; aperture moderately large, its outer lip is thin and smooth within. The operculum is calcareous, D-shaped plate with a brownish margin and an apophysis.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Indo/Pacific seashells Available at -
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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