Vexillum (Vexillum) plicarium   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

Size: 5 cm.

Color: Variable, usually white, cream or orange with black or white spiral bands, deep interior white, lip edge with a black blotch corresponding with the external bands, columella white or cream.

Fusiform to elongate-biconical, spire shouldered, with high axial folds forming pointed nodules at the shoulders, crossed by fine spiral grooves and several nodulose spiral ribs anteriorly, aperture weakly lirate.

Synonym (s)
Mitra balteolata Reeve, 1844
Mitra pullata Reeve, 1844
Mitra umbrosa Sowerby, 1874
Voluta lividum Roding, 1798
Voluta plicaria Linnaeus, 1758
Voluta plicatum Roding, 1798

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• 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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