Vexillum (Costellaria) polygonum   (Gmelin,  1791) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 3 cm.

Color: Cream, usually with orange-brown spots or maculations.

Fusiform, spire whorls straight-sided with prominent, angulate shoulders which bear small but sharp nodules, base slightly constricted, fasciole low, sculptured with strong, faintly nodulose axial ribs and short, minutely, axially striate, spiral cords in the interspaces, with deep grooves between the cords, columella calloused, with 4-5 moderate folds.

Synonym (s)
Mitra angulosa Kuster, 1839
Mitra aurata Roding, 1798
Mitra dohrni Adams, 1864
Mitra marmorea Adams, 1853
Voluta polygona Gmelin, 1791

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells 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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