Strombus (Canarium) marginatus succinctus   Linnaeus,  1767 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Upto 34 mm in height.

Color: Yellowish brown with fine reticulated arrow shaped white spiral bands.

Shell medium, spire fairly high and acuminate. Aperture elongate, white and spirally striated; outer lip sinuate and curled inward; posterior canal extends straight up and adheres to 2 or 3 spiral whorls. Sculpture consists of numerous axial riblets on apical whorls, with varices on post nuclear whorls, a single, rounded and distinct knob on the shoulder of the body whorl dorsally.

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• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) 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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