Lambis (Millepes) scorpius indomaris   Abbott,  1961 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Upto 100 mm in height

Color: White and pale gray with brown spots, aperture interior and interstices purple brown, aperture and columella with strong white lirations; outer lip inner edge pink.

Shell large, spire short. Aperture very narrow, elongate with well developed spiral lirae, outer lip curves round posteriorly to cover half of spire and forms rounded; triangular flange on far side of first projection, with six digitations, three posterior digitations long, three opposite the columella short and recurved towards posterior, stromboid notch deep with scalloped edge; anterior canal long, curved and sealed distally. Sculptured with spiral cords and small knobs on angular shoulder, body whol with four rows of knobs, upper most with five large knobs and the lower three with smaller knobs.

Synonym (s)
Strombus sinuatus Perry, 1811

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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

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