Indothais lacera

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Indothais lacera
Indothais lacera 01.JPG
Indothais lacera shell
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Rapaninae
Genus: Indothais
Subgenus: Thaisella
Species: I. lacera
Binomial name
Indothais lacera
(Born, 1778)
  • Thais lacera (Born, 1778)
  • Cymia carinifera (Lamarck, 1822)
  • Mancinella mutabilis Link, 1807
  • Murex lacera Born, 1778
  • Purpura carinata Schubert & Wagner, 1829
  • Purpura carinifera Lamarck, 1822
  • Purpura scalaris Schubert & Wagner, 1829
  • Purpura umbilicata Jenkins, 1864
  • Thais carinifera
  • Thais (Thaisella) lacera (Born, 1778) (alternate representation)
  • Thais lacerus (Von Born, 1778)
  • Thais (Thais) mutabilis Link, H.F., 1807

Indothais lacera is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.


The size of an adult shell varies between 30 mm and 57 mm.


This species is distributed in the Indian Ocean along South Africa, in the Red Sea, in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Pacific Ocean along Southeast Asia.


  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2013). Indothais lacera (Born, 1778). In: MolluscaBase (2017). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2018-01-11
  • ine, P. (1986). Red Sea Invertebrates. Immel Publishing, London. 224 pp
  • Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180–213
  • Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Annu. Rev. 43: 419-453

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