Xenuroturris cingulifera   (Lamarck,  1822) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 7.5 cm.

Color: White with prominent brown spots on the keels and tiny brown spots on the cords.

Spire angle 20-24ยบ, base contracted, fasciole strong, oftern with a false umbilicus, subsutural fold broad, low, with 4-5 crisp spiral cords, sinus keel above the centre of the spire whorls, formed by 2-3 heavier cords, followed by several weak spirals between the periphery and the lower suture, body whorl and neck of the canal with about 10 primary cords and numerous secondary threads.

Synonym (s)
Clamturris incredula Iredale, 1931
Lophiotoma cingulifera (Lamarck, 1822)
Pleurotoma cingulifera Lamarck, 1822
Pleurotoma cingulifera flammulata Bouge & Dautzenberg, 1914
Xenuroturris legitima Iredale, 1929

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kiich maja.com Available at - http://kiichimaja.com/

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