Nerita (Theliostyla) squamulata   Le Guillou,  1841 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 3 cm wide.

Color: Brown, orange or grey, with darker maculations and spiral bands, interior pale green or white, operculum greenish.

Width greater than height, spire low, sculptured with scabrous spiral cords and axial threads, outer lip flaring, toothed, lirate within, columellar deck concave, rugose, nodulose, with 4-6 small marginal denticles, operculum finely granulose.

Synonym (s)
Nerita (Theliostyla) squamulata Cernohorsky, 1972
Nerita squamulata Le Guillou, 1841
Nerita (Theliostyla) squamulata Subba Rao, 1975
Nerita (Theliostyla) squamulata Cernohorsky, 1976

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 10/3/1983)
• Orissa, Paradwip INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) 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
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -

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