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Pterygia dactylus (Linnaeus, 1767)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Voluta dactylus Linnaeus, 1767
   Voluta spuria Gmelin, 1791
   Pterygia nucella Röding, 1798
   Mitra obesa Reeve, 1844

Common Name

Imo-fude-gai G3282 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: G3282]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  


India to Japan and Polynesia (Cernohorsky, 1991), Indo-West Pacific; records from Scotts Reef, WA and Cooktown, Queensland (Wilson, 1994)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapanRyukyu Islands (Loo-Chu Islands, Nansi-Shoto)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaFrench Polynesia (Polynesie Francaise)Tuamotu Archipelago (Iles Tuamotu)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaCook Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaFrench Polynesia (Polynesie Francaise)Tuamotu Archipelago (Iles Tuamotu)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaFrench Polynesia (Polynesie Francaise)Society Islands (Iles de la Societe)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.200 


depth: continental shelf 
depth: intertidal 
depth: intertidal and subtidal [ from the intertidal zone to a depth of 40 m. ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: intertial flats [ on sand banks ]
habitat: lagoon 
substrate: sand [ in clean and muddy coral sand ]


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1991. p.143 [ Distribution map (Pl. 144), synonymy, type information, general information ]  General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1844. p.sp. 88, pl. 12, fig. 88 General reference
 Subba Rao, N.V. & Dey, A. 1984. p.46 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.153 General reference


                            Pterygia Röding, 1798
                              Pterygia dactylus (Linnaeus, 1767)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=13195) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Paul J. Morris on 2004-02-25.