Cirsotrema (Cirsotrema) varicosum   Lamarck,  1822 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Size: 6.5 cm.

Color: White.

Moderately tall and slender, whorls convex, with two strong, irregularly spaced, nodulose varixes on each whorl, suture deep, crossed by thick lamellae, axial ribs high, slightly flattened, connected by spiral ribs forming a cancellate pattern, and with small, rough, sometimes subspinose nodules at the intersections, basal rib moderate, with thin axial lamellae connecting to the columella.

Synonym (s)
Scalaria varicosa Lamarck, 1822

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (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
  • Poppe, GT and Poppe, P (1996) Conchology, Inc. Conchology, Inc. Available at -

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