Natica (Tectonatica) violacea   Sowerby,  1825 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 2 cm.

Color: White with five spiral rows of large, irregular, rectangular spots which may tend to merge axially, one row of spots on the penultimate whorl, parietal callus and base rose-violet.

Solid, pyriformly ovate to globose, spire low, suture grooved, body whorl sculptured with fine axial striae, aperture semiovate, parietal callus almost completely covering the umbilicus.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Violet Moon
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at -

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