Eglisia tricarinata   Adams & Reeve,  1850 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

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Size: Length 5.9-11.15 mm; diameter 1.65-3.10 mm.

Color: Buff.

With about 15 teleoconch whorls, deep suture and slightly excavated base, sculpture of three or four angulate spiral cords, the upper and lower cords weak (one or both sometimes lacking) the two central cords strong, sometimes with minute spiral threads in the interspaces, axial lamellae fine, regular and crowded, slightly foliose at the suture, varixes hardly discernible, consisting of thin axial ribs which interrupt the spiral cords peripheral rib angulate, basal sculpture finely cancellate with axial lamellae crossing almost equal spiral threads, aperture round, columella basally thick and rolled, forming a slightly projecting anterior end.

Synonym (s)
Eglisia tricarinata Adams and Reeve, 1850
Eglisia tricarinata Ray, 1968

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Orissa, Off Puri INDIA (Record: 02/03/1916-29/03/1916)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Persian Gulf

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
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, 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
  • Natural History Museum Rotterdam 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

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