OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Vexilla vexillum (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Strombus vexillum Gmelin, 1791
   Purpura taeniata Powry, in Sowerby, 1835
   taeniata POWYS, 1835
   picta SWAINSON

Common Name

Hata-gai G2335 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: G2335]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  
Vexillum Shell p.146, f.5      Allan, J. 1950.  


Indo-West Pacific; Shark Bay, WA to northern NSW {Wilson1993B}

  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 bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.144 


depth: intertidal 
feeds on: animals [ echinoderms ]


 Houart, R. 1992. p.114, fig. 101 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.252, figs. 88D, 89 General reference
 Peile, A.J. 1936. p.139 Radula
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.49 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.49 Synonomy
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.94, pl. 62, fig. 2 General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Rapaninae Gray, 1853
                            Vexilla Swainson, 1840
                              Vexilla vexillum (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11362) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-05-05.