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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Quoyula madreporarum (Sowerby, 1834)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Purpura monodonta Quoy & Gaimard, 1833
   Purpura madreporarum Sowerby, 1834
   Coralliophila madreporara (Sowerby, 1834)

Common Name

The Madrepore Purpura p.sp. 69      Reeve, L.A. 1846.  
Staghorn Coral Shell p.140      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Indo-Pacific; Rottnest I., WA to southern Qld {Wilson1993B}

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.27 


habitat: coral reef [ lives on the fronds of Pocillopora and other branching corals {Wilson1993B} ]


 Barash, A. & Danin, Z. 1972. p.314 General reference
 Demond, J. 1957. p.316 [ as Quoyula madreporarum and Quoyula monodonta ]  General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.258, fig. 90G General reference
 Kosuge, S. & Suzuki, M. 1985. p.35, pl. 46, fig. 7 [ as Coralliophila madreporara (Sowerby, 1820-1824) ]  Contains synonymy
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.133-134 General reference
 Rehder, H.A. 1980. p.75-76 [ as Quoyula monodonta (Blainville, 1832) ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.20 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.94, pl. 62, fig. 9 General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                            Quoyula Iredale, 1912
                              Quoyula madreporarum (Sowerby, 1834)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=10702) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by benamy on 2002-10-09.