Neverita albumen   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Upto 40 mm in length

Color: Cream, umbilical area and spire white, interior of aperture dull white; operculum corneous and dark reddish-brown.

Shell moderately large, thick, ovate and laterally compressed; spire depressed and exserted; body whorl very large; aperture semi ovate, almost extending up to the spire, very thick, tongue shaped parietal callus in the middle of the columella coalescing with the funicle and posteriorly narrow; funicle broad and fills the center of the umbilicus leaving a narrow groove anteriorly and deep umbilical depression posteriorly. Surface shining and smooth with obsolete growth striae.

Synonym (s)
Polinices albumen (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Daniel, R (1985) Fauna of India and the adjacent countries (Coelenterata: Hydrozoa: Siphonophora) ZSI 440 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 -
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