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Cirsotrema (Elegantiscala) varicosum (Lamarck, 1822)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Scalaria varicosa Lamarck, 1822
   Cirsotrema (Cirsotrema) varicosum Lamarck, 1822
   Scala (Cirsotrema) bavayi de Boury, 1912

Common Name

Varicose Ladder Shell p.104, f.12      Allan, J. 1950.  
Rough Wentletrap p.200, pl.561      Coleman, N. 1975.  


Japan, south to Australia and east to Mozambique (Weil1999)

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.75 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia


 Blake, A.F. & Oliver, P.G. 1982. p.3 Distribution
 Cotton, B.C. 1956. p.1 Distribution
 Habe, T. 1964. p.50 Distribution
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.153 [ Fig 54 D ]  General reference
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.61 Distribution
 Weil, A., Brown, L & Neville, B. 1999. p.84, fig. 247 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.34 Distribution


                          Cirsotrema Mörch, 1852
                            Cirsotrema (Elegantiscala) de Boury, 1911
                              Cirsotrema (Elegantiscala) varicosum (Lamarck, 1822)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10147) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-11.