Cancilla philippinarum   A. Adams,  1851 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 46 mm in length

Color: Light orange or brown.

Shell small, elongately fusiform, spire acuminate, suture deep, whorls seven; aperture slightly longer than the spire; columella with five oblique folds; outer lip weakly crenulated; sculptured with numerous slender, close set elevated spiral ridges and fine longitudinal striae giving punctated appearance.

Synonym (s)
Mitra philippinarum A. Adams, 1851

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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