OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Pinaxia versicolor (Gray, 1839)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Pyrula versicolor Gray, 1839
   Pinaxia versicolor (Gray, 1839)

Common Name

Varicoloured Thaid p.82      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Variegated purple 14      Cotton, B.C. 1956.  


Indo-West Pacific; Barrow I., WA to central NSW {Wilson1993B}

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  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
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  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.145 


depth: continental shelf [ to 80 metres ]


 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.250, fig. 88C General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.46 General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Rapaninae Gray, 1853
                            Pinaxia H. & A. Adams, 1853
                              Pinaxia versicolor (Gray, 1839)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=11376) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-05.