Gangetia miliacea   Nevill,  1880 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Government of India

Size: 2.45-2.60 mm.
Length: 2.50 mm.
Diameter: 1.50 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 0.8 mm.

Shell elongate, conical somewhat turreted with a very long spire body whorl smooth. Aperture proportionally larger to body; ovate; body whorl less inflated.

Synonym (s)
Hydrobia (Belgrandia) miliacea Nevill, 1880
Hydrobia (Bythinella) miliacea var. minor Nevill, 1880
Gangetia miliacea Subba Rao, 1989

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Orissa, Off Barkul INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Parikuda Island INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Panchkudi INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Nalabana INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Palur Canal INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Barkuda Island INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Baramuha INDIA (Record: 1985)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)

Literature Source(s)
  • (1995) Hugali Matla estuary: West Bengal ZSI, Kolkatta 1-542
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa

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