Strombus (Lentigo) lentiginosus   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 10 cm.

Color: Exterior white with large chestnut spots in front of shoulder nodules, mottled with green-grey or grey-brown, interior orange, becoming cream toward the margins, ventral surface and columella glazed.

Solid, with large protruding nodules on the shoulders, especially on the body whorl, and spiral rows of smaller nodules elsewhere on the body whorl, outer lip only slightly flaring, anterior canal short, posterior canal represented by a deep channel along the side of the spire, aperture and columella smooth, columella projecting anteriorly.

Synonym (s)
Strombus rana Roding, 1798

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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 -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu 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

Page last updated on:2012-07-03

Back to Search