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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Pterochelus acanthopterus (Lamarck, 1816)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex acanthopterus Lamarck, 1816
   Pterynotus (Pterochelus) acanthopterus (Lamarck, 1816)
   Murex (Pterochelus) saibaiensis Melvill & Standen, 1899

Common Name

The Spine-Winged Murex p.sp. 64 [as Murex acanthropterus]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  


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


depth: continental shelf [ to at least 150 m depth ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
substrate: among rocks 
substrate: sand bottom 


 Vokes, E.H. 1993. p.86, pl. 1, figs. 1-4, pl. 2, figs. 1-4 [ pl. 3, figs. 1-2 ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.36 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.36 Synonomy
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.88, pl. 59, figs. 4-4b General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Pterochelus Jousseaume, 1880
                              Pterochelus acanthopterus (Lamarck, 1816)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11063) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-29.