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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Ericusa fulgetrum (Sowerby, 1825)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Voluta fulgetrum Sowerby, 1825
   Voluta fulgetrum var. dictua Verco, 1909
   Scaphella fulgetrum var. alba Verco, 1912
   Scaphella fulgetrum var. unicincta Verco, 1912
   Scaphella fulgetrum var. tricincta Verco, 1912
   Scaphella fulgetrum var. bicincta Verco, 1912
   Scaphella fulgetrum var. connectens Verco, 1912
   Scaphella fulgetrum var. punctisligata Verco, 1912
   Scaphella fulgetrum var. lunulisligata Verco, 1912
   Ericusa orca Cotton, 1952

Common Name

Lightning Volute p.165, pl.25, f.9 []      Allan, J. 1950.  


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


depth: continental shelf [ to 225 m. lives across the full width of the continental shelf {WILSON1993B}. late January-early October, live in deep water (70 m) {POPPE1992a} ]
depth: continental shelf 
depth: intertidal [ October-January, intertidal, buried in sand. In shallow water to deposit eggs {POPPE1992A} ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
substrate: sand 
substrate: sand bottom 


 Adams, H. & A. Adams 1853. p.164 [ as Scaphella ( Alcithoe) fulgetrum, Broderip ]  New combination
 Adams, H. & A. Adams 1854-1858. p.619 [ as Zidona( Ericusa) fulgetrum, Sowerby ]  New combination
 Cotton, B.C. 1957. p.8 General reference
 Cotton, B.C. & F.K. Godfrey 1932. p.49 [ as Ericusa fulgetrum Sowerby ]  New combination
 Gray, J. E. 1955. p.63 [ as Volutella fulgetrum Sowerby ]  New combination
 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.153, pl. 56, figs. 1-6 [ ynonymy, distribution and illustrations. ]  General reference
 Smith, M. 1942. p.31, pl. 16, fig. 108 [ as Alcithoe ( Ericusa) fulgetrum fulgetrum (Broderip) ]  New combination
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.50, pl. 19A-D [ p. 51 Ericusa orca Cotton, 1953 is considered a separate species; snonymy, type information, distribution, habitat, description, animal and radula (Fig. 9) and remarks ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.123, pl. 24, fig. 1a-e, pl. 24A, figs. 1, 2 [ distribution, habitat and synonymy ]  General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Ericusa H. & A. Adams, 1858
                              Ericusa fulgetrum (Sowerby, 1825)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=12360) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-25.