Phos textum   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 3 cm.

Color; Cream or fawn, interior and columella orange, apertural lirae may be dark brown.

Whorls slightly angulate at the shoulders, axial ribs oblique on the subsutural ramp, spinose on the shoulders, curved toward the base, crossed by spiral cords which form tiny spines at the intersections with the ribs, aperture rather wide, lirate, columella callus forms a narrow anterior shield bearing wrinkled plicae, parietal wall with a callus pad.

Synonym (s)
Buccinum textum Gmelin, 1791
Phos blainvillei Deshayes, 1832

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) 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
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • 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
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at -

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