Trochus (Infundibulum) pustulosus   Philippi,  1849 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 24-28 mm in height.

Shell small, narrower, taller than broad, evenly conical with straight sides, sculptured with closely arranged spiral rows of rounded nodules on the upper part, with swollen fillet or prominent open papillae on the lower part of each whorl, base convexly flattened, its surface strongly and reticulately grained. Columella denticulate.

Synonym (s)
Polydonta corrugata A. Adams, 1853
Trochus(Polydonta) calearatus Souverbie, 1873
Trochus crebigranatus Reeve, 1861
Trochus pustulosus Philippi, 1849

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune

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