OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Thais armigera (Link, 1807)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Mancinella armigera Link, 1807
   Purpura affinis Reeve, 1846

Common Name

Armed Purple p.145, pl. 23, fig. 3 [as Mancinella armigera]      Allan, J. 1950.  
Armed Thaid p.144      Coleman, N. 1981.  
The Allied Purpura p.sp. 77      Reeve, L.A. 1846.  


Indo-West Pacific; Scott Reef, WA to Qld {Wilson1993B}

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.145 


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: rocks [


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1969. p.295, pl. 47, fig. 2 General reference
 Demond, J. 1957. p.313 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.251, fig. 88G General reference
 Middelfart, P. 1997. p.370 Checklist
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.48 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.48 Synonomy
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.98, pl. 60, fig. 4  General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Rapaninae Gray, 1853
                            Thais Röding, 1798
                              Thais armigera (Link, 1807)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11346) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-05.