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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Bursidae 

Bursa bufonia (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Gyrineum bufonium auct
   Murex bufonius Gmelin, 1791
   Bursa mammata Röding, 1798
   Bursa monitata Röding, 1798
   Bursa leo Shikama, 1964

Common Name

the toad-like Ranella p.species 23a & b      Reeve, L.A. 1844.  
Warty Frog Shell p.128      Abbott, R. T. & Dance, S. P. 1982.  


Philippines, Torres Strait, Solomons, New Caledonia, Mauritius, southern Japan, Hawaiian Islands; from Mauritius through the tropical Indo-Pacific to Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificNorthern HemisphereJapan (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
     Wilson, B. 1993. p.226 
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
     Wilson, B. 1993.  
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
     Wilson, B. 1993.  
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.34 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.123, no. 8 


depth: shallow subtidal [ 1-3 feet of water ]
depth: subtidal [ shallow water below low tide line ]
feeds on: animals [ observed eating a brittle star ]
habitat: coral reef [ found under coral at low water ]
habitat: rocky shore [ under stones in shallow water ]
spawn/eggs: egg capsules/masses benthic [ egg sac lightly attached to a small pocket in the reef rock ]


 Abbott, R. T. & Dance, S. P. 1982. p.128, text fig. [ illustration, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1967. p.312, pl. 42, fig. 4 [ synonymy, description, habitat, distribution, discussion, illustration ]  General reference
 Demond, J. 1957. p.308 [ description, ecology, distribution ]  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1899. p.457 [ ecology, localities ]  General reference
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.12, fig. 25 [ description, locality, illustration ]  General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.128 [ habitat and biology ]  Biology and ecology
 Reeve, L.A. 1844. pl. 5, figs 23a, b [ description, ecology, locality, illustration ]  General reference
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.308, fig. 182 [ illustration, description, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.84, fig. 275 [ as B. mammata; distribution, illustration ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.226 Distribution
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.80, pl. 54 [ description, distribution, illustration ]  General reference


                          Bursa Röding, 1798
                            Bursa bufonia (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=36979) created by Holly Barlow on 2001-01-29. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-03.