Ancilla monilifera   (Reeve,  1864) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 15 mm in height

Color: Cream ornamented with a row of dark brown dashes below the suture, spiral band at the base, with dark brown, distantly placed axial streaks, aperture white, with a brownish tinge, surface with irregular dark brown spots.

Shell small; spire elevated; sutures shallow, thin; aperture rather bifid anteriorly; outer lip thin; columella concave basally and marked with a fasciolar ridge; callus thinly extending over upto the penultimate whorl; sculptured with fine axial striations, a broad, oblique spiral band at the base.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Necklace Ancilla
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
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Frank, B (1998) Available at -

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