Pseudostomatella papyracea   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 2 cm high.

Color: Fawn, orange, or greenish, often with yellow crossbars or brown spots on some ribs, and yellowish blotches, sometimes with pronounced spiral bands.

Protoconch tiny, consisting of about two glassy whorls, teleoconch of four whorls, the first and second sharply corded, penultimate and body whorls with fine, crowded spiral cords, crossed by minute axial striae and weak oblique cords.

Synonym (s)
Stomatella papyracea (Gmelin, 1791)
Turbo papyraceus 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
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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