Latirus nodatus   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 9 cm.

Color: White, pale rose, light brown or pale yellow, interior rose, periostracum orange-brown.

Elongate and fusiform, solid, sculptured with a single row of very heavy, rounded, slightly elongate nodules around the centre of the whorls, strong spiral cords on the lower part of the body whorl and the canal, aperture lirate, columella with 4-6 small anterior plicae.

Synonym (s)
Latirus robillardi Tapparone-Canefri 1879
Murex nodatus Gmelin 1791
Turbinellus rigidus Wood 1828

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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 -
  • Tan, KS and Kastoro, WW (2004) A small collection of gastropods and bivalves from the Anambas and Natuna Islands, south China Sea The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 11 47-54
  • 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
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