OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Melo Broderip in Sowerby, 1826

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Melo Broderip in Sowerby, 1826
   Melocorona Pilsbry & Olsson, 1954
   Cymbium Marche-Marchad, 1968

Included taxa

   Melo aethiopica (Linnaeus, 1758)
   Melo amphora (Lightfoot, 1786)
   Melo melo (Lightfoot, 1786)
   Melo nautica (Lamarck, 1822)
   Melo umbilicatus (Broderip, 1826)
   Melo miltonis (Griffith & Pidgeon, 1834)
   Melo georginae (Griffith & Pidgeon, 1834)
   Melo broderipii (Griffith & Pidgeon, 1834)

Common Name

Baler Shell p.24      McMichael, D.F. 1962.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)South Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaSingapore
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaMalaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaSouth China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanAndaman and NicobarAndaman Islands


feeding mode: predation 
feeds on: animals 
larvae/young: direct development 
larvae/young: oviparous 


 Bondarev, I. P. 1995. p.37 [ subgenus Melocorona Pilsbry & Olsson, 1954 is no longer in use ]  Taxonomy
 Knudsen, J. 1993. p.110 Biology and ecology
 McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.24 General reference
 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.35 Taxonomy
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.70 [ Melo (p. 69) and Melocorona (p. 70) ]  Subgeneric arrangement
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.69 [ synonymy, type information, distribution, description and remarks ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.124 [ description, distribution and remarks ]  General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Cymbiolinae Bondarev, 1995
                            Melo Broderip in Sowerby, 1826


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=12405) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by bouchet genera on 2002-07-16.