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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Nassariidae 

Nassarius (Zeuxis) dorsatus (Röding, 1798)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Buccinum dorsatum Röding, 1798
   Nassa livida Gray in King, 1827
   Buccinum unicolorum Kiener, 1834
   Nassa unicolorata Reeve, 1853
   Nassa rutilans Reeve, 1853

Common Name

Unicolor Dog Whelk p.28, pl. 52      Coleman, N. 1981.  
One Colour Dog Whelk p.154, pl.27, f.16      Allan, J. 1950.  
Channelled Dog Whelk p.148, pl.149      Wilson, B 2002.  


Indo-West Pacific; Exmouth Gulf, WA to northern NSW {Wilson1993B}

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.39 
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.155 


depth: continental shelf [ to 55 m ]
depth: intertidal [ from 0 m ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: intertial flats 
habitat: sand-mud flats 
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand 


 Cernohorsky, W. O. 1984. p.54 Synonomy
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1981. p.165, figs. 50-53 [ synonomy, distribution and type information ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.87 [ ]  Synonomy


                        Nassariidae Iredale, 1916
                          Nassarius Dumeril, 1806
                            Nassarius (Zeuxis) H. & A. Adams, 1853
                              Nassarius (Zeuxis) dorsatus (Röding, 1798)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=15337) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-04.