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Heliacus (Heliacus) variegatus (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Torinia corrugata Pease Pease
   Heliacus (Torinista) dorsuosus auct.
   Heliacus dorsuosus auct.
   Trochus perspectiviunculus Chemnitz, 1781
   Trochus perspectiviunculus variegatus Chemnitz, 1781
   Das bunte perspectivchen Chemnitz, 1781
   Solarium (Torinia) variegatum (Gmelin, 1791)
   Heliacus variegatus (Gmelin, 1791)
   Heliacus (Heliacus) variegatus (Gmelin, 1791)
   Trochus variegatus Gmelin, 1791
   Torinia variegata (Gmelin, 1791)
   Solarium variegatum (Gmelin, 1791)
   Trochus perspectiviunculus Dillwyn, 1817
   Solarium depressa Philippi, 1853
   Solarium articulatum Philippi, 1853
   Torinia (Torinia) variegata var. depressa (Philippi, 1853)
   Torinia (Torinia) variegata var. planulata (Hanley, 1863)
   Solarium planulata Hanley, 1863
   Torinia planulata (Hanley, 1863)
   Torinia variegata depressa (Philippi, 1863)
   Heliacus depressiusculus (Bayer, 1948)
   Torinia depressiuscula Bayer, 1948
   Torinia rosae Selli, 1973

Common Name

Variegated Sundial p.46, pl.104      Coleman, N. 1975.  


Bieler, 1993: Distribution map fig. 158, p. 189. "Continuous range from the African east coast to central Pacific."

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
     Bieler, R. 1993. p. 189 
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West Pacific
     Bieler, R. 1993. p. 189 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.33 
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificLord Howe (Australia)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines


depth: intertidal       Bieler, R. 1993. p. 190 
depth: shallow subtidal       Bieler, R. 1993. p. 190 
feeds on: animals       Bieler, R. 1993. p. 190 
substrate: coral       Bieler, R. 1993. p. 190 


 Bieler, R. 1993. p.189 General reference
 Garrard, T.A. 1977. p.539 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.99-100 [ ]  General reference
 Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.26 Distribution


                        Heliacus d'Orbigny, 1842
                          Heliacus (Heliacus) Orbigny in Sagra, 1842
                            Heliacus (Heliacus) variegatus (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=34168) created by Jennifer Kolb on 2000-11-29. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-25.