Latirus gibbulus   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 7 cm.

Color: Red-brown with darker spiral lines, interior cream, columella creamy brown.

Stoutly fusiform and solid, spire height about half total shell length, whorls heavily nodulose on the shoulders, the nodules becoming axial folds anteriorly, outer lip dentate, aperture finely lirate, siphonal canal broad, columella smooth, almost straight, fasciole broad and low enclosing a deep umbilicus.

Synonym (s)
Fusus filosus Lamarck, 1816
Fusus tapetepersicum Roding, 1798
Murex aurantiacus Montfort, 1810
Murex gibbulus Gmelin, 1791

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • 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 -

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