Cerithium obeliscus [Status Unaccepted]   (Bruguiere,  1792) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Color: Pale brownish.

Shell stout, with slightly arched sides. The surface of the shell is strongly sculptured with regular spiral rows of tubercles; the uppermost of these spiral consists of very strong, stout, raised and pointed tubercles. The interstices between the  spiral rows are traversed by a fine lattice consisting of closely inter crossing spiral transpiral striae. The columella is covered by a fairly thick and extensive callus deposit. The anterior canal is deeply excavated and is produced into an upward spout.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Gujarat, Saurashtra 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)
  • Dholakia, AD (2004) Marine resources Fisheries and aquatic resources of India Daya publishing house 271-303 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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