Strombus (Canarium) marginatus marginatus   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Upto 46 mm in height.

Color: White, maculated with dark or light brown, four white broken spiral bands on body whorl.

Shell ovately conical; spire short and depressed; apex sharp. Aperture narrow; columella polished and with white callus, faintly wrinkled below; outer lip thickened; its sharp edge ends posteriorly on keel of penultimate whorl, posterior canal arching on to spire, siphonal canal short; stromboid notch shallow; spire whorls sculptured with varices or axial ribs and sharply angular shoulder, last two whorls without any ribs but only a nodulose keel on the shoulder; body whorl with deeply incised sharp lines at its base.

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• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

Page last updated on:2012-08-03

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