Limacina inflata   (d'Orbigny,  1836) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Mike Severns and PF

Size: Shell diameter up to 1.5 mm.

Shell with 3 whorls coiled in one level, border of the heart-shaped aperture with a tooth supported by a rib, umbelicus and surture deep and distinct.

Synonym (s)
Limacina inflata (d'Orbigny, 1836)
(Senior synonym)
Spiratella inflata D'Orbigny, 1836
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 92.78) INDIA
• Andaman Sea INDIA (Record: 05/2000)

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
  • Conway, DVP; White, RG; Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J; Gallienne, CP and Robins, DB (2003) Guide to the coastal and surface zooplankton of the south western Indian Ocean Occasional publication no 15 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological association of the United Kingdom 354 pp Available at -
  • Sakthivel, M (1969) A preliminary report on the distribution and relative abundance of Euthecosomata with a note ion the seasonal variation of Limmacina species in the Indian Ocean Symposium on Indian Ocean, Part II Available at - Library,CAS,Parangipettai
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Cory Pittman and Pauline Fiene Sea slugs of Hawai'i Available at -
  • Bhattacharjee, D (2005) Pteropod preservation profiles in seabed sediments off Middle Andaman Island in Andaman Sea Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR 34(3) 259-266 Available at -

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