Amathina tricarinata   (Linnaeus,  1767) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: Length 16.78 mm; diameter 11.72 mm; height 4.68 mm

Color: White and covered with brownish periostracum, inside white but with yellowish tint.

Shell small, limpet-like, solid, dull, rather oval in shape, apex at the posterior end, three strong rounded ridges or carinae radiate from the apex and project beyond the outline of the shell, surface with wavy radiating ribs at the posterior end.

Generally found attached to other shells.

Synonym (s)
Patella tricarinata Linnaeus, 1767
Amathina tricarinata Kuroda et al., 1971
Amathina angustata Souverbie, 1875
Amathina tricostata (Gmelin, 1791)
Hemitoma tricarinata (Linnaeus, 1767)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic, Sandy


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy Island (Lat: 8.28) (Long: 73.03) INDIA
• Orissa, Ganjam INDIA (Record: 21/02/1948)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• 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
  • 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
  • Ramakrishna; Sarkar, J and Talukdar, S (2003) Marine invertebrates of Digha coast and some recomendations on their conservation Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 101(3-4) 1 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 -
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -

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