Comitas breviplicata   E. A. Smith,  1899 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 26 mm.

Color: White.

Shell of moderate size, 1 inch in height, elongate-fusiform, with tall spire and long, straight but rather stout, unnotched, anterior canal. Spire a littel taller than height of aperture plus canal. Whorls 10, including a paucispiral smooth, subglobose protoconch. Post-nuclear whorls with a sharp median angulation which bears protactively oblique, short, fold-like axials, 13 per whorl, which commence abruptly at the angle and almost reach the lower suture. Spiral sculpture consisting of 5-6 weak thread over the wide lightly concave shoulder sulcus, and stronger, crisp, narrow spirals from below the shoulder, overriding the axials, and then continuing to the anterior end, where they gradually reduce in strength. Sinus indicated as broadly arcuate but deep, occupying the whole of the shoulder area, and confluent below with a great forward sweep of the thin outer lip.

Synonym (s)
Pleurotoma breviplicata E. A. Smith, 1899

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats




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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Powell, AWB (1968) The Family Turridae in the Indo-Pacific Indo-Pacific Mollusca Delaware Museum of Natural History Grenville, Delaware, U.S.A 2(10) 215-416 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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