Bullia (Dorsanum) vittata   Linnaeus,  1767 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 6.75-53.69 mm; diameter 2.84-19.74 mm; height of spire 4.98-36.43 mm

Shell turreted, spire elongate, longer than body whorl; beaded spiral cords below suture. It has a massive foot, with the help of which it quickly burrows into the sand. Aperture wide; outer lip thin; columella smooth; anterior siphonal notch very wide. Sculptured with spiral grooves separated by wide interspaces, three rows of beaded spiral cords just below the sutures.

Synonym (s)
Bullia livida Reeve 1846
Buccinum vittatum Linnaeus 1767
Bullia vittata Preston 1915
Bullia vittata Gravely 1942
Bullia (Dorsanum) vittata Ray 1968
Bullia vittata Nagabhushanam 1969

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.32) (Long: 86.75) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Mouth (Lat: 19.77) (Long: 85.33) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1913, 1985, 1991)
• Orissa, Prayagi Coast INDIA (Record: 1986)
• Orissa, Gopalpur INDIA (Record: 11/02/1948, 28/11/1962-29/11/1962)
• Orissa, Chhatrapur INDIA (Record: 24/11/1962)
• Orissa, Konark INDIA (Record: 15/02/1975)
• Orissa, Puri INDIA (Record: 24/03/1916-29/03/1916)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Andhra Pradesh, Bimlipatam INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1991)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1991)

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
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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