Cymatium (Ranularia) sinense   (Reeve,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 7 cm.

Color: Exterior fawn, lip and callus white.

Relatively thin, with three varixes, spire tall, early teleoconch whorls delicately latticed by equal axial and spiral cords, on later whorls the spirals becoming dominant, with primary ribs on the body whorl, at least some bifid, plus many spiral cords ,all crossing relatively weak axial costae making them nodulose, anterior canal long and sinuous, outer lip with seven thick inner nodules, parietal-columellar callus thin, heavily lirate.

Synonym (s)
Triton sinensis Reeve, 1844
Cymatium (Ranularia) sinense Cernohorsky, 1972

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 27/03/1984)
• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Frank, B (1998) 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

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