Angaria (Angaria) delphinus   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Shell size: 70 mm in width.

Color: Surface is gray.

Shell large, solid, broader than long, spire depressed, sculptured with irregular, coarse and squamose spiral cords with hollow spines on the shoulder row, spines curved below, 2 to 3 spiral cords below the suture, six rows of spines on the dorsal surface of the body whorl separated by scaly interspaces. Aperture rounded, columella extending below into a small shallow siphonal canal, outer lip margin wavy.

Synonym (s)
Angaria atrata Reeve, 1843
Angaria laciniata Lamarck, 1819

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -

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