Natica orientalis   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 3 cm

Color: Uniformly cream or pale yellow; columella and funicle white.

Globose spire low, suture impressed; columella projecting to meet the outer lip at a pronounced, spatulate, anterior angle; parietal callus small but thick, funicle large, separating a deep umbilical pit posteriorly from a shallow, narrow anterior spiral groove; operculum with about five prominent spiral ribs and one or two thin chords near the outer edge, margin toothed.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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