Engina lineata   (Reeve,  1846) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 1.2 cm.

Color: White with three narrow black bands on the body whorl and black spots at the suture, anterior end with oblique-axial black bars, outer lip, columella and aperture white although the black banks may extend into the aperture.

Stoutly biconical with pointed ends, aperture very narrow, oblique-axial ribs weak, stronger on the lower part of the body whorl where they may be nodulose, spiral cords weak, outer lip thickened and denticulate, columella swollen, flanged, heavily calloused, denticulate and plicate along its entire length.

Synonym (s)
Engina lineata (Reeve, 1846)
Engina trifasciata Satyamurti, 1952

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Gulbin, VV and Evseev, GA (1997) Intertidal Prosobranch Gastropods of Vietnam Galaxea Ryukyus University, Japan 13(2) 157-166 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Vie Oceane Available at - http://vieoceane.free.fr/

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