Lophiotoma acuta   (Perry,  1811) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 45 mm in height

Color: White, speckled with small dark brown dots, most prominent on the keel, but with smaller dots on lesser ridges and threads, aperture dull white.

Shell fusiform, spire long, more than half the total height; aperture narrow; outer lip with a prominent posterior slit; columella smooth; siphonal canal straight and of moderate length; sculptured with prominent sharp double keel at periphery of each whorl, with three to four spiral threads on either side of the keel, sutures deep with moderately large ridges on either side.

Synonym (s)
Pleurotoma tigrina Lamarck, 1822
Pleurotoma acuta PerryG., 1811

Common Name (s)
• Marbled Turrid
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
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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