Vexillum (Costellaria) discolorium   Reeve,  1845 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Size: 1.5 cm.

Color: Orange with 2-3 white spiral bands and brown blotches between the axial ribs.

Ovate to biconical, spire height greater than aperture length, spire slightly turreted, axial ribs strong, rounded, forming rounded nodules at the suture, crossed by strong spiral cords, with 3-4 spiral rows of rounded tubercles at the anterior end behind the low fasciole, the row of largest tubercles aligns with the large posterior columellar fold, columella without callus and the folds continuing around the fasciole.

Synonym (s)
Mitra(Costellaria) dilectissima Melvill & Standen, 1899
Mitra discoloria Reev, 1899

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands 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 -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Poppe, GT and Poppe, P (1996) Conchology, Inc. Conchology, Inc. Available at -
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Available at -

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