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Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Pterochelus diffusi (Iredale, 1936)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Pterochelus diffusi Iredale, 1936
   Pterynotus (Pterochelus) diffusi (Iredale, 1936)
   Pterynotus (Pterochelus) phillipsi Vokes, 1966

Common Name

Duffuse Murex p.78 [as Pterochelus duffusi]      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Moreton Bay, Qld to Port Macdonnell, SA

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)South Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Victoria
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales


 Vokes, E.H. 1993. p.93, pl. 4, figs. 1-5 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.36 Synonomy


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Pterochelus Jousseaume, 1880
                              Pterochelus diffusi (Iredale, 1936)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11068) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by benamy on 2002-05-16.