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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Janthinidae 

Janthina janthina (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Ianthina ianthina [sic]
   Ianthina janthina [sic]
   Janthina janthina (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Helix janthina Linnaeus, 1758
   Helix violacea Bolten, 1798
   Janthina fragilis Lamarck, 1801
   Janthina communis Lamarck, 1822
   Janthina bicolor Lesson, 1826
   Janthina planospirata Adams & Reeve, 1850
   Janthina contorta Carpenter, 1857
   Janthina roseola Reeve, 1858
   Ianthina balteata Reeve, 1858
   Unknown Ianthina smithiae Reeve, 1858
   Janthina carpenteri Mörch, 1860

Common Name

Large Viotet Snail p.298, pl.809      Coleman, N. 1975.  
Common Violet Sea Snail p.134, pl.135      Wilson, B 2002.  


Rehder, 1980 (Rehde1980x15): "A pelagic species found in tropical and subtropical waters..."; Southern Australia {WILSON1993A}

  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Tasmania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaPersian Gulf (=Arabian Gulf)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Victoria
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaMaldives
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Subba Rao, N. V. 2003. p.220 
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSeychelles
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSeychellesOuter IslandsAmirantes
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaIndia (W)
     Subba Rao, N. V. 2003. p.220 


habitat: water column       Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 52 


 AMS Loose Leaf System . p.Janthinidae Contains synonymy
 Bennett, I. 1966. p.40 Contains synonymy
 Cotton, B.C. 1959. p.376 Distribution
 Dufo 1840. p.196 Distribution
 Graham, A. 1954. p.1 [ Reproductive tract ]  Anatomy
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.4 Secondary source
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.158 [ Fig 55 B ]  General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. p.118-9 General reference
 Melvill, J.C. & Standen, R. 1901. p.353 Distribution
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.51 Secondary source
 Satyamurti, S.T. 1952. p.90-1 Secondary source
 Smith, E.A. 1903. p.616 Secondary source
 Subba Rao, N. V. 2003. p.220 General reference
 Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1879. p.43 Secondary source
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.60 Secondary source
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.281 General reference


                          Janthina Röding, 1798
                            Janthina janthina (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10290) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-05-02.