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

Size: 1.5 cm.

Color: White, usually with a pink cast, especially on the apex and the base, often with a spiral band around the upper parts of the whorls.

Fusiform, spire turreted, whorls convex, shoulders rounded or slightly carinate, base constricted, anterior canal pouted, sculptured with coarse axial ribs and spiral cords, rather deep pits in the interspaces, aperture short, columella with strong folds, the most posterior folds largest and continuing around the fasciole as a prominent spiral rib.

Synonym (s)
Mitra(Costellaria) euadianthe Melvill, 1895
Mitra compta Adams, 1853
Mitra farda Cate, 1963
Mitra lubens Reeve, 1845

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) 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
  • Shell's database server Available at -
  • Rao, DV and Devi,K (2003) Studies on the soft corals (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea) of Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata 36161 Available at - NCL, Pune

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