Harpa amouretta   Roding,  1798 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 45 mm in height

Color: White, ribs crossed by pairs of dark brown lines enclosing yellow-brown, the interstices between ribs dull brown; columella fawn anteriorly, with a brown spot near the anterior end with a brownish blotch in the middle.

Shell medium size, slender with a raised spire; aperture narrow; columella simple without significant parietal callus; fasciole long and narrow; sculptured with about thirteen axial ribs pointed at the shoulder.

Synonym (s)
Harpa crassa Krauss, 1848
Harpa minor Lamarck, 1822

Common Name (s)
• Lesser Harp (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Tranquebar (Lat: 11.03) (Long: 79.85) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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