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Gastropoda Neritopsina Neritidae 

Nerita (Linnerita) polita Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Nerita polita Linnaeus, 1758
   Nerita nigrobifasciata Chemnitz, 1781
   Nerita bifasciata Gmelin, 1791
   Nerita litterata Gmelin, 1791
   Nerita larva Gmelin, 1791
   Nerita arriaca Röding, 1798
   Nerita nigra Dillwyn, 1817
   Nerita australis Wood, 1828
   Nerita rumphii Récluz, 1841
   Nerita aurora Philippi, 1844
   Nerita vitiensis Hombron & Jaquinot, 1854
   Neritina hieroglyphica Wattebled, 1886

Common Name

Bleeding tooth p.73      Allan, J. 1950.  
Ancient Nerite p.84, pl.85D      Wilson, B 2002.  


  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaMoluccas
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSeychelles
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificVanuatuNew Hebrides
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificFiji
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificTonga
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaMaldives
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaSulawesi (Celebes)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanThailand (W)Phuket
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaMadagascar
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificTuvalu (Ellice Islands)Funafuti
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSamoan Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaFrench Polynesia (Polynesie Francaise)Society Islands (Iles de la Societe)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaPersian Gulf (=Arabian Gulf)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesiaNusa Tenggara (Lesser Sunda Islands)Nusa Tenggara BaratLombok
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)Tamil Nadu
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanCocos-Keeling
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChina
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.24 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.49 


depth: intertidal [ below high tide mark ]
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: rocks [ most abundant on seaward reefs shores where rocks were half covered with sand but were also found where the only "rocks" were small flat pebbles ]
substrate: peebles 
substrate: sand [ dug well into the sand below high tide mark; among sand pockets ]


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1974. p.163 Contains synonymy
 Cotton, B. C. 1959. p.273 Distribution
 Dufo 1840. p.193 Distribution
 Hedley, C. 1899. p.410 Distribution
 Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999. p.73 Checklist
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.37 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.6 Distribution
 Maes, V.O. 1967. [ distrbution; ecology ]  Secondary source
 Melvill, J.C. & Standen, R. 1901. p.353 Distribution
 Rajagopal, A.S. & Mookherjee, H.P. 1978. p.6 Distribution
 Satyamurti, S.T. 1952. p.59 Distribution
 Schepman, M. M. 1908. p.7 Distribution
 Smith, E.A. 1903. p.617 Distribution
 Vermeij, G.J. 1984. p.688 Secondary source
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.40, pl. 2, figs 10a, b General reference


                    Neritidae Rafinesque, 1815
                        Nerita Linnaeus, 1758
                          Nerita (Linnerita) Vermeij, 1984
                            Nerita (Linnerita) polita Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=33946) created by Jennifer Kolb on 2000-11-28. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-22.