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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Cymbiola pulchra (Sowerby, 1825)

Type of listing: Name in current use


Included taxa

   Cymbiola pulchra pulchra (Sowerby I, 1825)
   Cymbiola pulchra wisemani (Brazier, 1870)
   Cymbiola pulchra complexa (Iredale, 1924)
   Cymbiola pulchra woolacootae McMichael, 1958
   Cymbiola pulchra nielseni (McMichael, 1959)
   Cymbiola pulchra provocationis (McMichael, 1961)
   Cymbiola pulchra peristicta (McMichael, 1963)
   Cymbiola pulchra cracenta (McMichael, 1963)
   Cymbiola pulchra houarti Poppe, 1985
   Cymbiola pulchra coucomorum Bail & Limpus, 1998
   Cymbiola pulchra frazerensis Bail & Limpus, 1998
   Cymbiola pulchra subelongata Bail & Limpus, 1998
   Cymbiola pulchra moretonensis Bail & Limpus, 1998

Common Name

Beautiful Volute p.167      Allan, J. 1950.  


St Crispin's Reef, Queensland to Ulladulla, New South Wales {POPPE1992A}; Keppel Bay to Cape Morton, Queensland {WILSON1993B}

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland


depth: continental shelf [ to 54 m {POPPE1992A} ]
substrate: sand bottom 


 Bail, P. & Limpus, A. 1998. p.3 General reference
 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.170, pl. 76, figs. 1-2, 5-6, pl. 79, figs. 1-3 General reference
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.97, pls. 39H-J, 41E-H [ as Cymbiolacca pulchra, synonymy, type information, distribution, habitat, description, animal and radula (fig. 18b-g) and remarks ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.121, pl. 18, fig. 5a-f [ description, distribution, remarks and synonymy ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.126, pl. 82, pl. 83, figs. 4, 4a, 4b [ as Cymbiolacca pulchra ]  General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Cymbiolinae Bondarev, 1995
                            Cymbiola Swainson, 1831
                              Cymbiola pulchra (Sowerby, 1825)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=12333) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-11.