Luria isabella   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: Femorale

Size: Length 28.90 mm; height 12.35 mm; maximum breadth 14.85 mm.

Shell cylindrical, recognized by having its dorsum either fawn or gray color, crossed by transverse bands and fine longitudinal interrupted black lines, both anterior and posterior ends with orange blotches, base white. Aperture is narrow; teeth short and numerous.

Synonym (s)
Cypraea isabella Linnaeus, 1758
Luria isabella Cernohorsky, 1967
Basilitrona isabella isabella Mallik, 1979
Luria (Basilitrona) isabella Schilder and Schilder, 1938

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Hare Island INDIA (Record: 22/02/1968)
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar Island INDIA
• Comoros Islands
• Zanzibar Island TANZANIA
• Aden YEMEN
• Reunion Island
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Gulbin, VV and Evseev, GA (1997) Intertidal Prosobranch Gastropods of Vietnam Galaxea Ryukyus University, Japan 13(2) 157-166 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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
  • Mookherjee, HP (1985) Contributions to the Molluscan fauna of India, Part III. Marine molluscs of the Coromandel coast, Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar - Gastropoda: Mesogastropoda (Part-2) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 75 ZSI, Calcutta 93 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -

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