Thais echinata   Blainville,  1832 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Length 24.50-47.85 mm; diameter 18.95-33.02 mm; height of aperture 20.34-28.15 mm; height of spire 8.55-24.28 mm.

Color: Light brown; creamy-grey to fawn, interior and columella glossy white.

Biconical to ovate, sometimes umbilicate, spire moderately high, sculptured with spiral striae and four spiral rows of pointed nodules, anterior fasciole thick, elevated, spinose, aperture and columella smooth, anal canal obsolete.

Synonym (s)
Mancinella echinata Kuroda et. al., 1971
Purpura echinata Blainville, 1832
Purpura echinata Reeve, 1846
Thais echinata Cernohorsky, 1967
Mancinella echinata (Blainville, 1832)
(Senior synonym)
Thais echinata (Blainville, 1832)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal, Rocky, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans 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
  • Subba Rao, NV and Surya Rao, KV (1993) Contribution to the knowledge of Indian marine molluscs: Pt. 3. Family: Muricidae Occasional paper no 153 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 133 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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