Ficus investigatoris   (Smith E. A.,  1906) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Length 81.5 mm; diameter 48.65 mm.

Color: Uniformly dull brown without any ornamentation.

Shell large, thin, spire large and elevated, body whorl narrowly elongate; aperture narrower than in the other species of the genus, outer lip thin, siphonal canal short and broad; sculptured with narrow and raised spiral cords and obsolete axial cords.

Synonym (s)
Pyrula investigatoris Smith, 1894
Ficus investigatoris Abbot and Dance, 1982
Pirula investigatoris Smith, E. A., 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Ganjam Coast INDIA
• Lakshadweep Sea 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
  • 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam Available at -

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