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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Coralliophila (Coralliophila) costularis (Lamarck, 1816)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex costularis Lamarck, 1816
   Coralliophila costularis (Lamarck, 1816)
   Coralliophila retusa H. & A. Adams, 1864

Common Name

The small-ribbed Purpura p.sp. 63      Reeve, L.A. 1846.  
Ornamented Coral Shell p.140      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Indo-West Pacific; Geraldton to Kimberley, WA {Wilson1993B}

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.27 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.164, no. 5 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaVietnam
     Hylleberg, J & Kilburn, R. N. 2003. p.77 


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: coral 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.73, pl. 21, fig. 5 General reference
 Hylleberg, J & Kilburn, R. N. 2003. p.77 General reference
 Kosuge, S. & Suzuki, M. 1985. p.31 Contains synonymy
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.310 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.17 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.94, pl. 62, figs. 7-7a General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                            Coralliophila H. & A. Adams, 1853
                              Coralliophila (Coralliophila) H. & A. Adams, 1853
                                Coralliophila (Coralliophila) costularis (Lamarck, 1816)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10621) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-05-31.