Littoraria (Palustorina) melanostoma   (Gray,  1839) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Shell Size: 27 mm in height.

Color: Pale yellowish, ornamented with closely spaced brown dashes arranged axially or in zigzag fashion, outer lip and interior of aperture pale yellow, columella dark brown, apex black.

Shell small, conical and thin, with six to eight flat-sided whorls. Aperture oval, columella weakly concave, glazed, outer lip often narrowly shouldered. Surface covered with lightly incised spiral cords, angulated keel on the body whorl.

Synonym (s)
Littorina melanostoma var. articulata Nevill, 1885

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

Page last updated on:2010-07-02

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