Assiminea brevicula   Pfeiffer,  1854 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Length: 2.85-11.45 mm
Diameter: 1.95-4.65 mm
Max height of the aperture: 1.65-3.65 mm

Color: Bright brick red or yellowish tan.

Shell globose, thick, 6-7 whorls, sutures sharp, smooth columellar pillar whitish; operculum corneous, thin, elongate with nucleus far off to one side.

Synonym (s)
Hydrocen brevicula Pfeiffer, 1854
Hydrocena bevicula Pfeiffer, 1854
Assiminea rubella Blanford, 1867
Assiminea brevicula Annandale & Prashad, 1919

Common Name (s)
• Red Mangrove Shell (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal


• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• West Bengal, Kachuberia INDIA (Record: 14/09/1979)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 16/08/1979, 09/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Silpara INDIA (Record: 18/08/1979)
• West Bengal, Namkhana INDIA (Record: 27/10/1979, 05/09/1979)
• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 30/12/1979)
• West Bengal, Ganga Sagar INDIA (Record: 21/09/1980)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 00/09/1983, 15/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Jhingakhali INDIA (Record: 11/09/1983)
• West Bengal, Bakkhali INDIA (Record: 07/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 15/03/1985)
• West Bengal, Pargumti INDIA (Record: 10/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Soladanar Char INDIA (Record: 05/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Port Canning INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• West Bengal, Subarnarekha Mouth INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Junput INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Rasulpur INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Haldia INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Nayachar Island INDIA (Record: 07/2000-06/2001)
• West Bengal, Nadabhangachara INDIA (Record: 25/10/1979)
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek (Lat: 23.5) (Long: 68.6) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek (Lat: 23.28) (Long: 68.51) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek (Lat: 23.45) (Long: 68.48) INDIA (Record: 1999-2000)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Some invertebrate species recorded in Indian Sunderbans West Bengal Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan(BSAP), Oct 2002
  • 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
  • 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
  • (1995) Hugali Matla estuary: West Bengal ZSI, Kolkatta 1-542
  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Mandal, AK and Nandi, NC (1989) Fauna of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem, West Bengal, India Fauna of Conservations 3 35431 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Khalua, RK; Chakravarty, G and Chakraborty, SK (2003) Annotated list of molluscs from the coastal tract of Midnapore District, West Bengal, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(2) 245-249 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Saravanakumar, A; Serebiah, JS; Thivakaran, GA and Rajkumar, M (2007) Benthic macrofaunal assemblage in the arid zone mangroves of Gulf of Kachchh – Gujarat Journal of Ocean University of China Ocean University of China 6(3) 303 -309 Available at -
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa

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