Vexillum (Vexillum) curviliratum   (Sowerby II & Sowerby III,  1874) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 7 cm.

Color: Light brown with yellow or white spiral bands, one around the spire whorls and two on the body whorl, plus darker red-brown bands of varying shades, interior white, lip and columella orange-brown.

Slender, anterior end upturned, whorls slightly shouldered and sculptured with numerous, close, angulate axial ribs which may be obsolete on the back of the body whorl, conspicuous spiral threads in the interspaces, and strong anterior spiral cords, aperture with numerous fine lirae.

Synonym (s)
Mitra(Turricula) jonkeri Martin, 1884
Mitra adornata Tomlin, 1920
Mitra curvilirata Sowerby, 1874
Mitra formosensis Sowerby, 1889
Mitra ornata Adams, 1853
Mitra utravis Melvill, 1925
Turricula minahassae Schepman, 1907

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
  • 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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