Clypeomorus purpurastoma   Houbrick,  1985 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

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Size: Shell moderate upto 25 mm in length and 10 mm in width

Color: White ornamented with brown blotches and spiral brown dots, beads dark brown

Shell turreted with 10-12 whorls, pupiform in outline; whorls moderately inflated; body whorl large; slightly over half of the shell length; sculptured with beaded spiral cords, spiral lirae and spiral lines; body whorl with a prominent subsutural spiral cord and large varix on right dorsal surface; an obsolete varix opposite outer lip.
Aperture oval and small; columella with narrow parietal callus; siphonalcanal short, slightly reflected; posterior canal indistinct and bordered by distinct columellar fold, base of outer lip smooth bearin weak spiral lirae on the interior, base of outer lip extends over anterior canal.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neil Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune

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