Liotina peronii   Kiener,  1839 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 1.3 cm high, 1.9 cm wide.

Color: Cream.

Subdiscoidal, spire low, base deep and inclined, with four whorls, made subangulate at the periphery by two double spiral ribs forming a double keel, base with two spiral ribs and a thick, nodulose funicle forming the margin of the umbilicus and continuing to meet the lip varix at the base of the columella, radial sculpture very prominent, consisting of strong costae across the subsutural slope, 10 on the body whorl, forming pointed protuberances where they cross the peripheral keels, and continuing across the base to join the funicle, secondary sculpture of subequal spiral and radial cords producing a cancellate pattern, peristome complete, outer lip with a double varix, operculum concave, with a tessellated edge and concentric rows of bead-like granules on the outer surface.

Synonym (s)
Liotia varicosa (Reeve, 1843)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
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  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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