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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Bursidae 

Bufonaria margaritula (Deshayes, 1832)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Bursa margaritula auct
   Chasmotheca margaritula auct
   Ranella margaritula Deshayes, 1832
   Ranella neglecta G.B. Sowerby II, 1836
   Gyrineum pacator Iredale, 1931

Common Name

The Little Pearled Ranella pl. 3, fig. 15      Reeve, L.A. 1844.  
Noble Frog Shell p.128, text fig.      Abbott, R. T. & Dance, S. P. 1982.  


western Pacific, Indonesia, Philippine Islands; Australia, Sydney; Gulf of Papua

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
     Wilson, B. 1993. p.225 
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
     Wilson, B. 1993.  
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
     Wilson, B. 1993.  
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
     Wilson, B. 1993.  
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
     Wilson, B. 1993.  
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
     Wilson, B. 1993.  
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.33 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.122 


depth: continental shelf [ 35m depth ]
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: sandy mud bottom 


 Abbott, R. T. & Dance, S. P. 1982. p.128, text fig. [ as Bursa margaritula; illustration, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Altena, C.O. van Regteren 1942. p.109 [ as Bursa (Bursa) margaritula; synonymy, description, distribution, fossil habitat ]  General reference
 Beu, A.G. 1987. p.337, figs 220, 234-244 [ synonymy, remarks, type data, dimensions, nomenclature, other material examined ]  General reference
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.12, fig. 21 [ as Bursa margaritula; illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. 1931. p.214, pl. 23, fig. 3 [ as Gyrineum pacator; illustration, description, locality ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.55 General reference
 Ladd, H.S. 1977. p.36, figs 4-6 [ as Bursa (Colubrellina) margaritula; illustration, description, distribution, fossil habitat ]  General reference
 Martin, K. 1899. p.146, pl. 23, figs 337-339 [ as Ranella (s. str.) margaritula; illustration, description ]  General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1844. pl. 3, fig. 15 [ as Ranella margaritula; illustration, description ]  General reference
 Satyamurti, S.T. 1952. p.144, pl. 12, fig. 6 [ as Bursa maragaritula; synonymy, illustration, description ]  General reference
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1978. p.12, fig. 171 [ as Bursa margaritula; illustration, description, habitat ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.225 Distribution


                          Bufonaria Schumacher, 1817
                            Bufonaria margaritula (Deshayes, 1832)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=36966) created by Holly Barlow on 2001-01-29. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-03.