Turbo (Lunella) cinereus   Born,  1778 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 3.5 cm.

Color: Cream, grey or fawn, with green or brown spots on some ribs, and green and brown blotches, operculum white, with a crescent-shaped band of dark green at the outer margin.

Thick-shelled, globose, spire depressed and domed, whorls rounded and lacking shoulders; aperture round, outer lip sharp-edged, columella wide and flat, outward-flaring where it meets the outer lip forming a flat spout-like anterior projection, umbilicus open with a narrow spiral cord on one side, sculptured with finely nodulose spiral cords and faint axial striae, operculum nearly circular, domed, minutely granulose.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Neill Island (Lat: 11.83) (Long: 93.05) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • siamensis.org Available at - http://www.th.siamensis.org/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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