Tectus mauritianus   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 36 mm height.

Color: brownish white, often variegated with faint red and green.

Shell elongated conical, solid, whorls convexly sloping, sculptured with axial wrinkles and spirally arranged squamate tubercles, base concavely ridges in the middle. Columella with a strong twisted callus, sometimes with a fold on the interior of the aperture.

Synonym (s)
Tectus pagodalis Montfort, 1810
Trochus mauritianus Gmelin, 1791

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • 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

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