Cymatium (Monoplex) vespaceum   Lamarck,  1822 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Size: up to 35 mm in height.

Color: Colour chocolate brown with white spiral bands, one on each whorl, outer lip with white and brown bands..

Shell is medium size, elongate-ovate, spire narrow and elevated with a pointed apex, body whorl longer than spire, sutures deep. Aperture narrow, outer lip outer margin with a varix, broad, often paired teeth on the inner side, columella with strong lirations throughout, siphonal canal short. Sculptured with strong spiral cords crossed by axial riblets, two varices on either side of the shell, shoulder region well angulated by prominent nodules.

Synonym (s)
Cymatium vespaceum Lamarck, 1822
Eutritonium rembangense Wanner & Hahn, 1935
Triton elongatus Reeve, 1844
Triton vespaceum Lamarck, 1822

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats




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 -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Poppe, GT and Poppe, P (1996) Conchology, Inc. Conchology, Inc. Available at -

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