Strombus (Canarium) erythrinus erythrinus   Dillwyn,  1817 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 5 cm.

Color: Exterior white or cream, mottled or banded with brown, aperture dark purple-brown, outer half of the columella white.

Elongate with a high, shouldered and nodulose spire, body whorl axially ribbed and spirally corded, aperture and inner edge of the columella finely lirate.

Synonym (s)
Strombidea erythrinus Jousseaume, 1888
Strombus (Canarium) plicatus Oostingh, 1925
Strombus elegans Sowerby, 1842
Strombus erythrinus Chermnitz, 1795
Strombus erythrinus Dillwyn, 1817
Strombus radians Duclos, 1844
Strombus ruppelli Reeve, 1850

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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 -
  • (1999) Bisyogai Database Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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