Clypeomorus petrosa gennesi [ Status Unaccepted]   (H. Fischer & Vignal,  1901) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Size: 22 mm in height.

Color: Dull grayish white with darker nodes and white aperture.

Shell small, thick, whorl 11 to 12, elongated and pupiform, sutures distinct. Aperture ovate, small, with short and wide anterior canal, posterior canal small incision flanked by parietal columellar plait, outer lip not very thick, extends slightly below the anterior canal. Sculptured with nodulose spiral cords, interspaces with smooth fine spiral striae, body whorl with a large dorso-lateral varix.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Indian Ocean (Lat: 5.93) (Long: 76.36)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neil Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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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