Cantharus (Pollia) undosus   (Linnaeus)  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: up to 40 mm in height,

Color: Pale yellow, with dark brown ribs separated by white or orange interspaces, aperture white, outer lip and lower half of columella stained with orange.

Shell of medium size, fusiform, heavy and solid, spire short and straight sided, sutures shallow. Aperture narrow, outer lip thick with a varix, ridged within,columella smooth interiorly but irregularly plicate on the outer margin, fasciole weak, anterior canal short and broad, posterior canal bordered by a parietal tooth and labrum tooth. Sculptured with heavy and angular, evenly spaced spiral ribs. Colour .

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• 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, Ross Island (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.77) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam 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 -
  • 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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