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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Pterochelus triformis (Reeve, 1845)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex triformis Reeve, 1845
   Pterynotus (Pterochelus) triformis (Reeve, 1845)
   Pterochelus triformis (Reeve, 1845)
   Pterochelus bipunctatus Sowerby, 1879

Common Name

The Three-Shaped Murex p.sp. 53 [as Murex triformis]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  
Triangle Murex p.142 [as Pterochelus triformis]      Allan, J. 1950.  
Three-Winged Murex p.214      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Triple Murex p.136, pl.137      Wilson, B 2002.  


southern NSW to Esperance, WA {Wilson1993B}

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast


 Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. p.170 [ as Pterynotus triformis ]  General reference
 Vokes, E.H. 1993. p.91, pl. 3, figs. 3-6 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.36 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.88, pl. 59, figs. 1-1b General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Pterochelus Jousseaume, 1880
                              Pterochelus triformis (Reeve, 1845)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11071) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-28.