OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Cymbiola flavicans (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Voluta flavicans Gmelin, 1791
   Voluta volvacea Lamarck, 1811
   Voluta lugubris Swainson, 1823
   Voluta modesta Wood, 1828
   Voluta signifer Broderip, 1847
   Voluta tissotiana Crosse, 1867
   Aulica quaesita Iredale, 1956
   Aulica kellneri Iredale, 1957

Common Name

Yellow Volute p.166      Allan, J. 1950.  
Mud Volute p.41      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Darwin to the Gulf of Carpentaria and the south coast of Papua New Guinea

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Gulf of Carpentaria
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ to 9 m {POPPE1992A} ]
depth: subtidal 
substrate: mud 
substrate: mud 


 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.160, pl. 70, figs. 1-4 [ synonymy, distribution, habitat, description and remarks ]  General reference
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.80, pl. 32G-I. [ synonymy, type information, distribution, habitat, description, animal and radula, illustration of the radula (fig. 17c) and remarks ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.120, pl. 17, fig. 1a-b [ distribution, habitat and synonymy ]  General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Cymbiolinae Bondarev, 1995
                            Cymbiola Swainson, 1831
                              Cymbiola flavicans (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=12307) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-09.