Fasciolaria filamentosa   Lamarck,  1822 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Color: Deep brownish.

Shell large, thick, massive and spindle-shaped with a well developed, strongly elevated spire and a moderately elongated anterior canal; surface of the shell is traversed throughout by shallow spiral grooves which occur in pairs and become increasingly oblique towards the lower end of the anterior canal; whorls are very feebly angulated, the shoulders being almost obsolete and bearing poorly developed, broad, rounded tubercles which are often rudimentary or absent; columella is strongly arched smooth above, but bears three weak, oblique folds towards the base; aperture is elongately ovate; the interior of the aperture is traversed by close-set, yellowish spiral ridges; anterior canal is elongated and roughly about as long as the height of the spire.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Filamentous Horse Conch
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • 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
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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