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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Epitoniidae 

Epitonium (Epitonium) scalare (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Scalaria praetiosa (Lamarck)
   Turbo scalaris Linnaeus, 1758
   Epitonium (Epitonium) scalare (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Scala scalaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Scalaria praetiosa Lamarck, 1819

Common Name

Precious Wentletrap p.103, pl.17, f.10      Allan, J. 1950.  
O-itokake G1860 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: G1860]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  


Found in the Pacific from Southern Japan south through the Philippines to Northern Australia (Weil1999)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia Throughout Region
     Weil, A., Brown, L & Neville, B. 1999. p.94, fig 288 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China Throughout Region
     Weil, A., Brown, L & Neville, B. 1999. p.94, fig 288 
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaPersian Gulf (=Arabian Gulf)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaGulf of Thailand
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.54 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.74 


 Cotton, B.C. 1964. p.26 Distribution
 Hedley, C. 1918. p.M65 Distribution
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.10 Distribution
 Jousseaume, F. 1911. p.193 General reference
 Jousseaume, F. 1911. p.193 Synonomy
 Melvill, J.C. & Standen, R. 1901. p.354 Distribution
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1978. p.19 Distribution
 Weil, A., Brown, L & Neville, B. 1999. p.94, fig 288 General reference


                          Epitonium Röding, 1798
                            Epitonium (Epitonium) Röding, 1798
                              Epitonium (Epitonium) scalare (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10219) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Gary Rosenberg on 2004-10-29.