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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Mitridae 

Neocancilla papilio (Link, 1807)

Type of listing: Name in current use


Included taxa

   Neocancilla papilio papilio (Link, 1807)
   Neocancilla papilio langfordiana Cate, 1962

Common Name

Butterfly Mitre p.158, pl.159      Wilson, B 2002.  


Red Sea and Comoros to Japan (Ryukyus), Polynesia (nominate ssp.) and the Hawaiian Islands (ssp. langfordiana).

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaComoro Islands (Comoros)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapanRyukyu Islands (Loo-Chu Islands, Nansi-Shoto)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.199 


depth: intertidal and subtidal [ intertidal to a depth of 31 m. ]
substrate: sand [ and weed ]
substrate: seaweed [ in sand and weed ]


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1991. p.103 [ Distribution map (Pl. 98); additional reference types = Contains synonymy, Type information, General information. ]  Distribution
 Subba Rao, N.V. & Dey, A. 1984. p.35 General reference


                            Neocancilla Cernohorsky, 1966
                              Neocancilla papilio (Link, 1807)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=13277) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-04.