Nerita (Theliostyla) textilis   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Shell size: 36 mm in height.

Color: White and rather distantly tessellated with black, apex snd columellar callus tinged with yellow, aperture yellowish. Operculum ash-gray with with white nuclear area, internally reddish-gray.

Shell of medium size, ovately globose, thick, whorls 3, gradually expanding towards the aperture, spire flat. Aperture slightly thickened within and ridged, columellar area flatly excavated, callus granular throughout, columellar margin concave with two faintly marked teeth, outer margin of outer lip thickened, fimbriated, strengthened by ribs, inner margin with 15 to 20 teeth. Sculptured with strong, rounded, rugose or somewhat nodose spiral ribs, alternately broad and narrow, rather irregular.

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Habitat:  Rocky


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• West coast 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 Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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