Peristernia violacea   (Reeve,  1847) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 20 mm in height

Color: Dull white, aperture pinkish-violet when fresh, blackish-chestnut stain at base.

Shell small, fusiform, spire high with acuminate apex; aperture small and ovate, with seven to nine lirations on the interior; outer lip thin and wavy; columella with callus, smooth except for four plicae anteriorly; umbilicus narrowly open, anterior canal short and narrow; sculptured with strong axial ribs, crossed by strong spiral cords.

Synonym (s)
Turbinella violacea Reeve, 1847
Tubinella violacea Reeve, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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