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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Semiricinula muricina (Blainville, 1832)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Purpura muricina Blainville, 1832
   Purpura marginatra Blainville, 1832
   Purpura cancellata Kiener, 1836
   Purpura foliacea Conrad, 1837
   Sistrum squamosum Pease, 1868
   Morula brunneolabrum Dall, 1923

Common Name

The Little Mouse Purpura p.sp. 59      Reeve, L.A. 1846.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland


depth: intertidal [ ]
habitat: rocky shore 
substrate: rocks [ clinging to the sides amongst barnacles ]


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1987. p.97, figs. 10-11 [ as Morula marginatra (Blainville, 1832) ]  Alternate taxonomic arrangement
 Middelfart, P. 1997. p.370-371, pl. 4, fig. 6 [ as Semiricinula marginatra ]  Checklist
 Tan, K.S. 1995. p.361, figs. 137-140, 141a-b, 142 [ as Thais marginatra (Blainville, 1832) ]  Alternate taxonomic arrangement
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.47 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.47 Synonomy


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Rapaninae Gray, 1853
                            Semiricinula Martens, 1904
                              Semiricinula muricina (Blainville, 1832)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11316) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-06-05.