Peristernia ustulata   (Reeve,  1847) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 15 mm in height

Color: Light yellowish brown; aperture cream.

Shell small, thick; aperture small and lirate within, outer lip convex, wavy and constricted basally, columella with callus and with three plicae anteriorly, anterior canal short and a little recurved; sculptured with coarse axial ribs and scabrous spiral cords.

Synonym (s)
Peristernia ustulata var. luchuana Pilsbry, 1901
Turbinella caledonica Petit de la Saussaye, 1851
Turbinella ustulata Reeve, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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 -
  • 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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