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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Melo melo (Lightfoot, 1786)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Voluta melo Lightfoot, 1786

Common Name

Indian volute or hoi tal (Th.) p.99      Nateewathana, A. 1995.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaMalaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaSingapore
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaSouth China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanAndaman and NicobarAndaman Islands
  PRELOVED RegionsThailand
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaCambodia
     Try, I. 2001. p.400 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaVietnam
     Nguyen, N.T. 2001. p.420 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.43 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.181 


depth: continental shelf [ to 70 m deep {POPPE1992A} ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
feeding mode: predation 
feeds on: animals [ other predatory gastropods- e.g. Hemifusus tuba (Melongenidae) and Babylonia lutosa (Buccinidae) {Moro1986x71} ]
substrate: mud 
substrate: mud bottom 


 Morton, B. 1986. p.156 Biology and ecology
 Nateewathana, A. 1995. p.99 Secondary source
 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.189, pl. 89, fig. 1 [ synonymy, distribution, habitat, description and remarks ]  General reference
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.69, pl. 28C-D [ synonymy, type information, distribution, habitat, description, animal and radula and remarks ]  General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Cymbiolinae Bondarev, 1995
                            Melo Broderip in Sowerby, 1826
                              Melo melo (Lightfoot, 1786)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=37936) created by Shannon Reid on 2001-02-04. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-11.