OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Rapana rapiformis (Born, 1778)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Murex rapiformis Born, 1778
   Rapana rapiformis (Born, 1778)

Common Name

Turnip Shell p.277      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Indo-West Pacific; Monte Bello Is., WA to at least Tin Can Bay, Qld {Wilson1993B}

  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 RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  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.146 


eCode: sublittoral 


 Kool, S.P. 1993. p.225, figs. 25A-F Anatomy
 Middelfart, P. 1997. p.377, pl. 5, fig. 11 Checklist
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.46 General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Rapaninae Gray, 1853
                            Rapana Schumacher, 1817
                              Rapana rapiformis (Born, 1778)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11303) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-05.