Nassarius (Niotha) ecstilbus   (Melvill & Standen,  1896) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Size: 1.1 cm.

Color: White, sometimes with orange-brown spots in the spaces between the nodules and a thin orange-brown line just behind the suture on the spire whorls, base with a broad orange-brown band, interior and columella white.

Elongate-ovate, protoconch of finely carinate whorls, axial ribs strong and with low subsutural nodules, spiral sculpture of punctate striae which are obsolete on the interspaces on the back of the body whorl, base with 6-7 crisp spiral cords, outer lip varixed, denticulate, columella finely denticulate, callus spreading.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Coastal


• 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 (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -

Page last updated on:2010-07-14

Back to Search