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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Nassariidae 

Nassarius (Nassarius) optimus (Sowerby, 1903)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Nassa optima Sowerby, 1903


Central Indo-West Pacific; north Qld (Wilson, 1994)

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificVanuatuNew Hebrides


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal [ ]
depth: sublittoral zone [ to 10 m ]
depth: subtidal [ to 10 m ]
substrate: in sandy mud 
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1984. p.60, pl. 2, figs. 1-2 [ synonomy, distribution and type information ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.80 General reference


                        Nassariidae Iredale, 1916
                          Nassarius Dumeril, 1806
                            Nassarius (Nassarius) Dumeril, 1806
                              Nassarius (Nassarius) optimus (Sowerby, 1903)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=15102) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-06.