Pseudonerita sulculosa   von Martens,  1879 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Government of India

Length: 5.60-9.50 mm.
Diameter: 6.35-12.95 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 5.45-9.45 mm.

Color: Dark greenish grey.

Shell small, Obliquely oval; sculptured with numerous deep fine spiral striae crossed by longitudinal striae giving decussated appearance. Radulat rhipidoglossate type, with 6.60 mm length in a specimen of 9.35 mm length, consists of 80-85 rows of teeth. Each row having a median central tooth, laterals and marginal teeth.

Synonym (s)
Nertina sulculosa Von Martens in Chemnitz, 1879
Pseudonerita sulculosa Subba Rao, 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 17/06/1964, 13/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 16/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Geonkhali INDIA (Record: 22/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Orissa, Paradwip Port INDIA (Record: 06/03/1964-21/03/1964)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli River (Lat: 21.91) (Long: 88.08) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sunderbans 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
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 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 -
  • 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
  • (2004) AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation University of California at Berkeley, USA Available at -
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa

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