Odostomia andamanensis

Odostomia andamanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
Superfamily: Pyramidelloidea
Family: Pyramidellidae
Genus: Odostomia
Species: O. andamanensis
Binomial name
Odostomia andamanensis
(Preston, 1908)

Styloptygma andamanensis Preston, 1908 (original combination)

Odostomia andamanensis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.[1]


The length of the shell attains 6.75 mm, its diameter 1.75 mm.

(Original description) The subulate shell is greyish white, painted with an indistinct whitish, infra-sutural, spiral band, semi-transparent. The 10 whorls are marked with transverse lines of growth. The sutures are impressed. The aperture is elongately oval. The columella is posteriorly plicate. [2]


This marine species occurs off the Andaman & Nicobar Islands


  1. WoRMS (2010). Odostomia gradusuturae Penas & Rolan, 1999. In: Bouchet, P.; Gofas, S.; Rosenberg, G. (2010) World Marine Mollusca database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=458104 on 2011-11-10
  2. Preston, H. B. "Descriptions of new species of land, marine and freshwater shells from the Andaman Islands." Records of the Indian Museum 2.2 (1908): 187-210
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