Monilea callifera   Lamarck,  1822 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 2 cm wide.

Color: Cream or pale grey with irregular, diffuse, oblique dark grey flamers.

Spire whorls with four weakly beaded primary spiral ribs and smaller secondaries between, body whorl with seven primary spiral ribs which have secondaries close-appressed so that they seem double, primary and secondary ribs sub-equal at the periphery, seven spiral ribs on the base, the inner three smaller, with conspicuous crossbars in the interspaces.

Synonym (s)
Monilea lentiginosa Adams, 1853
Talopia dividua Iredale, 1929
Talopia morti Iredale, 1929
Trochus (Monilea) masoni G. & H. Nevill, 1874
Trochus callifera Lamarck, 1822
Trochus corrugata Koch, 1843

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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