Terebra maculata   Linnaeus  1758 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 7 cm.

Color: Cream, with spiral band of squarish light tan patches, and two spiral bands of squarish dark brown patches close to the posterior margin of each whorl.

Solid and heavy, with elongate aperture, base of the body whorl weakly heeled, early whorls weakly plicate, later whorls smooth, subsutural groove lacking, columella slightly recurved, fasciole axially striate with a sharp posterior keel.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Marlin Spike
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy


• 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
  • 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
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Atlantis Aquatics Available at - http://www.atlantisaquatics.co.uk/catalog/index.php

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