Pseudanachis duclosiana   (Sowerby,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Up to 15 mm in height

Color: Dark brown

Shell small, ovate and acuminate, body whorl more than half the length of the shell. Aperture broad, flexuous, outer lip thickened with denticles on the interior, columella with denticles on the interior, canal short and acuminate. Sculptured with fine axial ribs, interstices finely striated.

Radula is rachiglossate. It is a long ribbon consisting of more than 108 transverse rows of teeth. Each transverse row has one central flanked by one lateral on either side. The central tooth bears 12 strong denticulations.

Synonym (s)
Columbella duclosiana Sowerby, 1844
Pseudanachis basedowi (Hedley, 1918)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic


• Gujarat, Saurashtra INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andra Pradesh 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 -
  • 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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