OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Drupa (Drupa) ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex ricinus Linnaeus, 1758
   Drupa ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Sistrum ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Drupa (Drupa) ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Murex hystrix Linnaeus, 1758
   Drupa tribulus Röding, 1798
   Sistrum album Montfort, 1810
   Ricinula arachnoides Lamarck, 1816
   Purpura albolabris Blainville, 1832
   Drupa rubus-cestus Dall, 1915

Common Name

Spider-like or White-lipped Castor Bean p.147, f.10 []      Allan, J. 1950.  
White-Toothed Drupe p.149, pl.450 []      Coleman, N. 1975.  
The Spider-like Ricinula p.sp. 5 [as Ricinula arachoides]      Reeve, L.A. 1846.  
Prickly Drupe p.136, pl.137      Wilson, B 2002.  


Indoi-West Pacific; Abrolhos, WA to Qld {Wilson1993B} Rehder, 1980 (Rehde1980x15): "Over the entire Indo-Pacific region, from East Africa to Clipperton and Easter Island....also ... in the Panamic Province, in the Galapagos Islands."

  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  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.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsEastern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsEastern PacificClipperton Island
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 70 
  OBIS RegionsEastern PacificGalapagos Islands
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 70 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaEaster Island Group
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 70 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 70 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.141 


depth: intertidal       Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 70 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: coral reef [
"reef flats" ]      Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 70 
substrate: rocks       Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 70 


 Abbott, R.T. 1950. p.80 General reference
 Emerson, W.K. & Cernohorsky, W.O. 1973. p.19, pl. 2, figs. 6-8, pls. 14-16 Contains synonymy
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.241, fig. 86B General reference
 Middelfart, P. 1997. p.372, pl. 4, fig. 10 Checklist
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.41 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.41 Synonomy
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.92, pl. 61, figs. 3-3a General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Rapaninae Gray, 1853
                            Drupa Röding, 1798
                              Drupa (Drupa) Röding, 1798
                                Drupa (Drupa) ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11178) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-03-08.