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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Murex (Murex) acanthostephes Watson, 1883

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex acanthostephes Watson, 1883

Common Name

Spinous Murex p.209, pl.588 []      Coleman, N. 1981.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)


depth: continental shelf 
depth: intertidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: sand flats 


 Coleman, N. 1975. p.209, pl. 588 [egg laying specimen]  General reference
 Ponder, W.F. & Vokes, E.H. 1988. p.54 [figs28 - lectotype, 67F - radula, 72B - penis, 76J-L - protoconchs, distribution]  General reference
 Smith, E.A. 1884. p.43 General reference
 Watson, R.B. 1885. p.149 General reference
 Watson, R.B. 1886. p.150-151 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.32 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.84, pl. 57, figs. 3-3a General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Murex Linnaeus, 1758
                              Murex (Murex) Linnaeus, 1758
                                Murex (Murex) acanthostephes Watson, 1883


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11010) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-03-03.