Mastonia rubra   (Hinds,  1843) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

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Size: 9 mm.

Color: Bright reddish purple to lilac, apex and lower row of gemmules cream.

Protoconch of 4-5 whorls, bicarinate, keels crossed by numerous axial bars, teleconch whorls numbering about 18, sculptured with two rows of large, rounded gemmules, about 22 per whorl, interspaces finely wrinkled, with a sinuous spiral cord between the rows of gemmules becoming segmented on the later whorls and finally a third row of gemmules on the body whorl.

Synonym (s)
Mastonia rubra (Hinds, 1843)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1993) Australian marine shells 1 1-408 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -

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