Natica (Natica) gualtieriana   Recluz  (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 8.36-14.28 mm.

Spire high, body whorl either spotted or without band in middle.
Axial striations below suture more prominent; color grayish to light brown, base white.

Synonym (s)
Natica gualtieriana Recluz, 1943
Natica (Natica) gualtieriana Cernohorsky, 1971

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 22/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 10/3/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/02/1986)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa, Satpara INDIA (Record: 1913)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1913, 1985)
• Orissa, Arakuda INDIA (Record: 1985)
• Orissa, Palur Canal INDIA (Record: 1986)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Surya Rao, KV and Subba Rao, NV (1991) Mollusca State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 273-362 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Manna, RN (1995) Mollusca Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 391-468 Available at - NIO, Goa

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