Peristernia nassatula   (Lamarck,  1822) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 20 mm in height

Color: Light yellowish brown, reddish brown in the interstices between the ribs, often with dark orange brown band, aperture violet.

Shell small, solid, ovately oblong; aperture narrow, with lirations on the interior; outer lip angulate with fine denticulations on the margin; columella with callus, two to three anterior plicae and a parietal plicae, anterior canal short and oblique; sculptured with strong axial ribs becoming nodulose at the shoulder on the last two whorls, rest of the surface with conspicuous spiral cords and axial striae.

Synonym (s)
Latirus nassatula (Lamarck, 1822)
Peristernia deshayesii Kuster & Kobelt, 1876
Peristernia nassatula var. deshayesii Kuster & Kobelt, 1876
Turbinella nassatula Lamarck, 1822

Common Name (s)
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, Camorta 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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