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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Bursidae 

Bursa granularis (Röding, 1798)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Apollon granulare auct
   Ranella granularis auct
   Dulcerana jabick auct
   Dulcerana granularis auct
   Colubrellina granularis auct
   Colubrellina jabick auct
   Tritonium graniferum auct
   Bursa (Colubrellina) granifera auct
   Gyrineum affine auct
   Bursa affinis auct
   Bursa cubaniana auct
   Tritonium granulare Röding, 1798
   Bursa granularis (Röding, 1798)
   Tritonium jabick Röding, 1798
   Biplex rubicola Perry, 1811
   Ranella granifera Lamarck, 1816
   Ranella affinis Broderip, 1833
   Ranella cubaniana d'Orbigny, 1842
   Ranella livida Reeve, 1844
   Bursa cumingiana Dunker, 1862
   Bursa alfredensis Turton, 1932
   Bursa kowiensis Turton, 1932
   Bursa cubaniana intermedia Nowell-Usticke, 1959
   Bursa corrugata lineata Nowell-Usticke, 1959

Common Name

Granulated Triton or Frog Shell p.78, fig. 160      McMichael, D.F. 1960.  
Granulated Bursa p.107, pl. 316      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Graniferous Triton or Ranella p.115, f.6      Allan, J. 1950.  


from Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, throughout East Africa and the Red Sea to the northern Indian Ocean, in the western Pacific from southern Japan, south to Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia and throughout New Caledonia and Polynesia, to Hawaii; Madras, Tuticorin and Galle coast (Ceylon); throughout the Fiji Islands

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaSouth Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  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 RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.34 


depth: shallow subtidal [ slightly below low tide line ]
depth: subtidal [ occurs to depths of 16m ]
feeds on: animals [ feeds on polychaete worms ]
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: rocky shore 
habitat: tide pools 
habitat: under rocks 
spawn/eggs: egg capsules/masses benthic [ egg sacs lightly attached to small hollows in rock {Maes, 1967} ]
substrate: sand 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.115, text fig. 6 [ as Ranella granifera; illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Altena, C.O. van Regteren 1942. p.107 [ as B. (Colubrellina) granularis; synonymy, distribution ]  General reference
 Beu, A.G. 1998. p.150, figs 48a-e, 58d [ synonymy, type data, distribution, shell dimensions, general remarks, taxonomy ]  General reference
 Beu, A.G. 1999. p.44 General reference
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1967. p.312, figs 1-3, 6, 11 [ synonymy, description, illustration, radula, egg mass, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Coleman, N. 1981. p.107, pl. 316 [ illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Demond, J. 1957. p.308 [ description, synonymy, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Dufo 1840. p.54 [ as Ranella granifera; description, habitat, locality ]  General reference
 Habe, T. 1964. p.76, pl. 24, fig. 5 [ as Colubrellina (Dulcerana) granularis; illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1899. p.457 [ as Gyrineum affine; citation from Tryon with description and distribution ]  General reference
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.12, fig. 22 [ illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.55 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.227, fig. 80A [ illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.128 [ description, distribution, habitat, breeding notes ]  General reference
 McMichael, D.F. 1960. p.78, fig. 160 [ as Dulcerana granularis; description, distribution, illustration ]  General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1844. pl. 4, fig. 19 [ as Ranella affinis; illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.307, fig. 179 [ description, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Satyamurti, S.T. 1952. p.142, figs 3a, b [ illustration, synonymy, distribution, description ]  General reference
 Schepman, M.M. 1909. p.119 [ as B. (Colubrellina) affinis; list of references, localities, description ]  General reference
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1978. p.12, fig. 167 [ illustration, habitat ]  General reference
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.84, pl. 2, fig. 278 [ illustration, distribution ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.226 Distribution
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.80, pl. 54, fig. 7 [ as Culubrellina (Dulcerana) granularis; illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference


                          Bursa Röding, 1798
                            Bursa granularis (Röding, 1798)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=37054) created by Holly Barlow on 2001-01-29. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-18.