Phenacolepas crenulata   Broderip,  1847 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 2.5 cm.

Color: Exterior cream, interior white.

Shell very small. Almost round, of variable height, apex recurved and located at the anterior third position. Ribs more pronounced, close-set and shorter at posterior portion. Aperture broadly ovate occupying the whole ventral portion and with uneven margin. sculptured with many finely nodulose radial cords and concentric striae.

Synonym (s)
Phenacolepas asperulata Satyamurti, 1952

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) 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
  • 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 -
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at -
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -

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