Vexillum (Costellaria) suluense   (Adams & Reeve,  1850) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 2 cm.

Color: White a yellow-brown subsutural band followed by white, yellow-brown and greyish spiral bands and lines of varying widths and positions.

Slender, fusiform, ends attenuate, spire whorls slightly convex, scarcely shouldered, sculpture of strong, smooth axial ribs and spiral cords in the interspaces, cords becoming faintly rugose at the anterior end, fasciole low, narrow, anterior end upturned.

Synonym (s)
Mitra(Vulpecula) tomlini Melvill, 1925
Mitra exquisita Sowerby, 1889
Mitra rectilateralis Sowerby, 1874
Mitra suluensis Adams & Reeve, 1849

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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