Cymatium (Reticutriton) pfeifferianum   Reeve,  1844 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 7 cm.

Color: White or fawn, with darker spiral bands below the suture, at the centre and anteriorly, aperture white.

Thin, elongately fusiform, whorls rounded, sculptured with many finely gemmate cords, crossed by axial threads, varixes narrow and angulate, crossed by the spiral cords, anterior canal very long, slightly upturned and turned right, outer lip finely dentate along the inner margin, columellar callus thin, narrow, evenly lirate.

Synonym (s)
Aquillus (Gutturium) pfeifferianus Melvill and Sykes, 1899
Bulinus pfeifferianus Reeve, 1844

Common Name (s)
• Pfeiffers Hairy Triton
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -

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