Trivirostra hordacea   Kiener,  1843 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Upto 5 mm in length

Color: White

Shell minute, sub cylindrical, extremities slightly produced; aperture very narrow and a little off the centre. Outer lip with 25 denticles, columella with 19 denticles, fossula broad and concave; dorsally with fine transverse ribs on either side separated by a distinct, long dorsal groove, inter spaces finely crenulated.

Synonym (s)
Trivia hordacea (Kiener, 1843)
Cypraea insecta Mighels, 1845
Cypraea hordacea Kiener, 1843

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) 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
  • Mookherjee, HP (1985) Contributions to the Molluscan fauna of India, Part III. Marine molluscs of the Coromandel coast, Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar - Gastropoda: Mesogastropoda (Part-2) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 75 ZSI, Calcutta 93 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
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