Stomatia phymotis   (Hebling,  1779) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 3 cm.

Color: Greyish white, sometimes with reddish brown patches.

Body whorl with one subsutural spiral rib connected to the penultimate whorl by prominent oblique plicae, and two nodulose ribs centrally connected to the subsutural rib by rough folds, with a thick nodulose spiral rib basally beside the columella, rough spiral threads throughout, impression of the external sculpture evident on the inner surface.

Synonym (s)
Haliotis imperforata Gmelin, 1791
Stomatia australis Adams, 1850

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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