Turricula tornata fulminata   (Kiener,  1839) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Femorale

Size: Length 54.10-55.45 mm; diameter 19.15-19.56 mm; height of spire 25.0-27.36 mm; height of aperture 29.66-30.35 mm.

Color: Reddish brown flames.

Shell moderately large, a heavy subsutural fold, rounded shoulders.

Synonym (s)
Surcula fulminata (Kiener, 1839)
Surcula gloriosa Melvill, 1917
Turricula fulminata (Kiener, 1839)
Pleurotoma fulminata Kiener, 1839-40
Turricula tornata fulminata Powell, 1969

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Orissa, Puri INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Lakshadweep Sea INDIA
• Gujarat, Kachchh INDIA
• Persian Gulf INDIA
• Karachi PAKISTAN
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) 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
  • (2001) Invertebrate zoology collections Available at - http://goode.si.edu/mcs/iz/Query.php
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/

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