Cymatium (Lotoria) lotorium   Linnaeus,  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 15 cm.

Color: Yellow or orange-brown, varixes dark brown with white or pale folds, upper row of inner apertural teeth brown, inner row and aperture wall white.

Very thick, solid and of gross, distorted form, varixes thick, penultimate and body whorls with high and thick nodules, crossed by ribs(usually four between the varixes of the body whorl), outer lip varix with six thick folds where the ribs cross and two internal rows of denticles, seven per row, the denticles may be joined to form short lirae, columella with a thick, glazed callus which may bear several weak folds, anterior fasciole thick and bent so that the anterior canal is like a crooked knee.

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Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) 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
  • 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -

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