Pleuroploca filamentosa [Status Unaccepted]   (Roeding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 11 cm.

Color: Dark brown, some ribs light brown or cream, cream patches between the shoulder nodules, interior orange or cream, columella orange with cream folds.

Narrowly fusiform, siphonal canal long and straight, whorls rounded, sometimes slightly shouldered, sculptured by numerous thin spiral ribs, aperture finely lirate, columella with three strong folds at the base, parietal nodule weak.

Synonym (s)
Fasciolaria (Pleuroploca) filamentosa Cernohorsky 1972
Fasciolaria inermis Jonas 1846
Fuscus filamentosa Roeding 1798
Pleuroploca altimasta Iredale 1930
Pleuroploca filamentosa (R 1798

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Pondicherry INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kilakarai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • 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 -

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