Vexillum (Vexillum) gruneri   (Reeve,  1844) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: G. & Ph. Poppe

Size: 3 cm.

Color: Blue-grey or brown with one or more darker spiral bands and several thin spiral red-brown lines, interior brown.

Fusiform to biconical, spire shouldered, whorls with a polished, smooth surface, sculptured only by high, angulate axial ribs ending in pointed nodules just in front of the suture, and 3-4 weak anterior spiral cords, fasciole obsolete, aperture weakly lirate.

Synonym (s)
Mitra gruneri Reeve, 1844
Mitra tumida Reeve, 1844
Turricula modesta Pease, 1867

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
  • Poppe, GT and Poppe, P (1996) Conchology, Inc. Conchology, Inc. 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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