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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Costellariidae 

Vexillum (Costellaria) exasperatum (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Voluta exasperata Gmelin, 1791
   Vexillum exasperatum (Gmelin, 1791)
   MItra torulosa Lamarck, 1811
   Mitra arenosa Lamarck, 1822
   Mitra corrugata Wood, 1828
   Unknown tunicula Deshayes, 1838
   Mitra (Costellaria) exasperata var. hadfieldi Melvill & Standen, 1895
   Mitra (Costellaria) ochracea Hervier, 1897
   Unknown transenna Melvill, 1898
   Mitra (Costellaria) pasithea Melvill & Standen, 1901
   Mitra (Costellaria) exasperata var. exusta Dautzenberg & Bouge, 1923
   Mitra (Costellaria) exasperata var. candida Dautzenberg & Bouge, 1923
   Arenimitra michaelis Iredale, 1929

Included taxa


Common Name

Hama-zuto G3342 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: G3342]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  


New Caledonia, Guam (Piti Bay)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.30 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaTanzaniaPwani ProvinceZanzibar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaVietnam
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificFiji
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSeychelles
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaTimor (Not otherwise Specified)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanAndaman and NicobarAndaman Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaMaldives
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMascarene IslandsMauritius
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaPersian Gulf (=Arabian Gulf)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.42 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.209 


feeds on: animals [ Gut contents recovered [diet includes various polychaetes and 1 species of gastropod: Atys (A. cylindricus ?) ] ]
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: sand 


 Arnaud, J.P., Berthault, C., Jeanpierre, R., Martin, J. C. & Martin, P. 2002. p.6 General reference
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1970. p.54 Contains synonymy
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1983. p.194 [ as Vexillum (Costellaria) ochracea; additional reference types = Contains synonymy, Type information ]  Type locality
 Dautzenberg, P. & Bouge, L.J. 1923. p.205-7,212 [ includes synonymy ]  Distribution
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.50 Distribution
 Melvill, J.C. & Standen, R. 1901. p.422 Distribution
 Odhner, N.H. 1919. p.38 Distribution
 Oostingh, C.H. 1925. p.168 Distribution
 Salisbury, R. 2000. p.223 Distribution
 Salisbury, R. 2000. p.12 Distribution
 Schepman, M.M. 1911. p.287-8 Distribution
 Smith, E.A. 1903. p.605 Distribution
 Taylor, J.D. 1986. p.49 [ Gut contents recovered (diet includes polychaetes and gastropods); additional reference type = Distribution ]  Biology and ecology
 Thach, N.N. 2002. p.47 Distribution
 Turner, H. 1989.  Distribution
 W. O. Cernohorsky 1981. p.97 [ additional reference types = Type information, Type illustration, Type locality ]  Distribution
 Wils, E. & Verbinnen, G. 2002. p.32 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.164 General reference


                          Vexillum Röding, 1798
                            Vexillum (Costellaria) Swainson, 1840
                              Vexillum (Costellaria) exasperatum (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=13424) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Paul J. Morris on 2004-02-25.