Nerita (Amphinerita) articulata   Gould,  1847 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 14.2-95 mm; diameter 15.1-32.8 mm.

Color: Dark reddish-gray, aperture yellowish-white, callus conspicuously stained with yellow, outer lip margin fringed with black.

Shell of medium size, oblong ovate, spire lateral, blunt and somewhat depressed. Aperture with smooth columellar callus except for wrinkles on its upper margin, columella concave with 3 to 4 short teeth in the middle, outer lip margin thin with a deep inward slope, inner side thickened with 17 to 20 longitudinally elongated teeth, the posterior most two teeth larger than the rest, a large edentulous gap between the upper limit of outer lip and the first tooth at the posterior end. Sculptured with numerous fine, oblique spiral ribs, which appear interrupted due to numerous specks on the surface, interstices markedly broader than the ribs.

Generally occurs on the roots and branches of mangrove vegetation.

Synonym (s)
Nerita articulata Gould, 1847
Nerita (Nerita) articulata Brandt, 1974
Nerita lineata Subba Rao and Mookherjee, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Orissa, Chandipur INDIA (Record: 23/01/1972)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA
• West Bengal, Namkhana INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha INDIA
• West Bengal, Fraserganj INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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