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

Image copyrights: Mike Severns and PF

Size: Shell height 1 mm; width to 0.8 mm.

Color: The shell is white to light-purple and transparent.

5 whorls in the shell. The outer surface of the shell is smooth.

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

Common Name (s)
• Trochiform Pteropod (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Cory Pittman and Pauline Fiene Sea slugs of Hawai'i Available at -
  • Sealifebase 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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