Terebra guttata   (Roding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Eurasia Shells

Size: 14 cm.

Color: Pink, orange or orange-brown, with a subsutural band of larg elongate white spots, and another around the anterior end of the body whorl.

Whorls smooth but thickened at the shoulders base heeled, aperture rectangular, parietal wall almost vertical to the columella.

Synonym (s)
Terebra oculata Dillwyn, 1817
Buccinum candidum Born, 1778
Buccinum oculatum Dillwyn, 1817
Epitonium guttatum Roding, 1798
Terebra laevis Grau, 1834
Terebra loroisi Deshayes, 1859
Terebra nebulosa Lorois, 1858
Terebra sculptilis Pease, 1869

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Aberdeen 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
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at - http://www.gastropods.com/
  • Ansari, ZA; Abidi, SAH and Haridevi, CK. (2006) Records of Auger shells (Neogastropoda: Terebridae) from Andaman and Nicobar islands Seshaiyana Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University Parangipettai 608 502, Tamil Nadu, India 14(1) 6-8 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/588/1/Seshaiyana_14_6.pdf

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