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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Lyria mitraeformis (Lamarck, 1811)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Lyria lyriformis auct
   Harpula mitraeformis auct
   Voluta mitraeformis Lamarck, 1811
   Lyria multicostata Broderip, 1827
   Voluta (Lyria) grangeri Sowerby, 1900
   Lyria kimberi Cotton, 1932

Common Name

Southern Lyre shell p.170      Allan, J. 1950.  
Mitre-shaped Lyria p.217      Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962.  
Mitre Volute p.253      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Bass Strait to Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia {Wilson1993B}

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)South Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Victoria
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ to 20 m {POPPE1992A} ]
depth: subtidal 
habitat: sand flats 
substrate: rocks [ ]


 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.73, pl. 12, figs 5-6, 9-10 [ Synonymy, distribution, habitat, description and remarks. ]  General reference
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.22, pls. 5C- E, 6A-B [ Synonymy, type information, distribution, habitat, description, animal and radula and remarks. kimberi Cotton, 1932 (p. 21) is considered a separate species. ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.119 [ Description, distribution, habitat and synonymy. ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.126, pl. 83, figs. 7, 7a, 7b General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Volutinae Swainson, 1840
                            Lyria Gray, 1847
                              Lyria mitraeformis (Lamarck, 1811)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=12277) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-12.