Neritina (Dostia) violacea   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 3.28-9.75 mm; diameter 8.05-12.79 mm.

Color: Dorsal surface bearing irregular bands, spots or patches of light color on a dark colored background.

Shell ovate and thick.

Synonym (s)
Nerita violacea Gmelin, 1791
Neritina violacea Van Benthem Jutting, 1956
Neritina violacea Subba Rao and Mookherjee, 1975
Neritina (Dostia) violacea Rajagopal and Mookherjee, 1978

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal, Rasulpur INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Kukrahati INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Nayachar Island INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• Orissa, Paradwip INDIA (Record: 30/01/1972)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Krishna Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Killai Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• Karnataka, Netravati River mouth INDIA
• Karnataka, Mangalore INDIA
• Karnataka, Kumta INDIA
• Karnataka, Kodibag INDIA
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal, Purusattampur INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds.) (1998) Fauna Of Mahanadi estuary, Orissa Estuarine ecosystem series no 3 ZSI, Kolkata 1-218 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Paul, S and Nandi, NC Studies on intertidal macrozoobenthos of Hugli river in and around Calcutta in relation to water and soil conditions Occasional paper no 213 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 1-135 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database: Taxa reported from regions in India (W) Available at -
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Environment information system (ENVIS) (ENVIS-EMCBTAP node) Available at -
  • Khalua, RK; Chakravarty, G and Chakraborty, SK (2003) Annotated list of molluscs from the coastal tract of Midnapore District, West Bengal, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(2) 245-249 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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
  • Dey, M and Mitra, A (2005) Molluscan community around Digha coast, West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 2(1&2) 43-47 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rajagopal, AS and Mookherjee, HP (1978) Contribution to the Molluscan Fauna- Archaeogastropoda Occasional paper no. 12 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 48pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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