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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Pterynotus (Pterynotus) elongatus (Lightfoot, 1786)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex elongatus Lightfoot, 1786
   Pterynotus elongatus (Lightfoot, 1786)
   Murex clavus Kiener, 1842

Common Name

Elongate Murex p.210      Coleman, N. 1981.  
The Rudder Murex p.sp. 9 [as Murex clavus]      Reeve, L.A. 1845.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.27 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.128 


substrate: sand 


 Cernohorsky, W.O 1967. p.123, pl. 15, fig. 13 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.238-239, fig. 83H General reference
 Ponder, W.F. 1972. p.218 General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1845. p.sp. 9, pl. 2, fig. 9 [ as Murex clavus ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.35 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.35 Synonomy


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Pterynotus Swainson, 1833
                              Pterynotus (Pterynotus) Swainson, 1833
                                Pterynotus (Pterynotus) elongatus (Lightfoot, 1786)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11083) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-03.