Cymatium (Monoplex) parthenopeum   von Salis,  1793 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Jacksonville Shell Club

Size: 14 cm.

Color: Light yellow-brown, lip teeth and columellar lirae white, interstices dark brown.

Broadly fusiform, varixes moderate, anterior canal almost straight, sculptured with broad, rounded, spiral ribs, minute axial striae, two ribs on the spire whorls, six on the body whorl plus many cords on the canal and fasciole, ribs sometimes weakly nodulose, last varix with broad nodules formed by terminal expansion of the ribs, outer lip with five double teeth and two single teeth, columella irregularly lirate.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • 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
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -

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