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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Murex (Murex) pecten pecten Lightfoot, 1786

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex pecten Lightfoot, 1786
   Aranea triremis Perry, 1811
   Murex tenuispina Lamarck, 1822

Common Name

Venus Comb Murex p.212      Coleman, N. 1981.  
The Thin-Spine Murex p.sp. 85 [as Murex tenuispina]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  
Spiny Woodcock p.140 [as Acupurpura tenuispina]      Allan, J. 1950.  


  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 PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-Arabia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian Ocean
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.138, no. 12 


eCode: continental shelf 


 Ponder, W.F. & Vokes, E.H. 1988. p.69 [figs 1A, B - opercula, 68F - radula, 71G, H - peneses, 77H - protoconch, distribution]  General reference
 Ponder, W.F. & Vokes, E.H. 1988. p.69 Synonomy
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.33 [distribution]  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.84, pl. 57, fig. 2 General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Murex Linnaeus, 1758
                              Murex (Murex) Linnaeus, 1758
                                Murex (Murex) pecten Lightfoot, 1786
                                  Murex (Murex) pecten pecten Lightfoot, 1786


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11022) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-03.