Turbo (Marmarostoma) argyrostoma   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Shell Size: 70 mm in length.

Color: Surface is white with chocolate brown streaks and green blotches on spiral ribs. Operculum white or greenish. Interior of aperture silvery white, finely edged with green.

Shell large, longer than broad, whorls subangulate, sculptured with unequal scabrous spiral ribs and row of spines on its shoulder as well on its lower part, with axial lirae. Aperture more or less rounded, columella with or without umbilicus.

Synonym (s)
Turbo margaritaceus Linnaeus, 1758

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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

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