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

Size: 5 cm.

Color: Greenish grey or blue-grey with two broad black spiral bands on the body whorl and another at the suture, sometimes almost uniformly dark brown but with thin white spiral lines, interior white, lip and anterior end of columella brown.

Fusiform to elongate-biconical, spire shouldered, axial ribs strong, forming prominent shoulder nodules, crossed by strong spiral grooves which produce a rough surface texture, aperture weakly lirate.

Synonym (s)
Mitra brionae Sowerby, 1889
Mitra corrugata Lamarck, 1811
Turricula weberi Bartsch, 1918
Vexillum weberi (Bartsch, 1918)
Voluta rugosa 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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