Onustus indicus

Onustus indicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Xenophoroidea
Family: Xenophoridae
Genus: Onustus
Species: O. indicus
Binomial name
Onustus indicus
(Gmelin, 1791)

Trochus indicus Gmelin, 1791
Xenophora wagneri Philippi, 1855
Xenophorus helvaceus Philippi, 1852

Onustus indicus is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Xenophoridae, the carrier shells.[1]




Onustus indicus is distributed in the tropical Indian Ocean (excluding Arabian Sea), the central Indo-Pacific and the westernmost Pacific (Hong Kong to southern Indonesia) as well as in northern tropical-subtropical eastern and western Australia. It can be found between 4 and 150 m.[2]


  1. ^ a b Onustus indicus (Gmelin, 1791). WoRMS (2010). Onustus indicus (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=468053 on 9 July 2010.
  2. ^ Kreipl, K. & Alf, A. (1999): Recent Xenophoridae. 148 pp. incl. 28 color plts. ConchBooks, Hackenheim, ISBN 3-925919-26-0.

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