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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Cymbiola pulchra woolacootae McMichael, 1958

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Aulicina perryi Ostergaard & Summers, 1957
   Cymbiolacca pulchra woolacottae McMichael, 1958

Common Name

Heron Island Volute p.115 [as Cymbiolacca pulchra woolacottae]      Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961.  
Beautiful Volute p.115 [as Cymbiolacca pulchra woolacottae]      Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961.  


Lady Musgrave Island {POPPE1992A}, Capricorn and Bunker Group Islands, and in some of the southeastern Cays of Swain Reefs {Bail&Limpus1998}.

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland


depth: intertidal [ in shallow water (low tide or a few metres) {POPPE1992A}. ]
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: sand [ clear sand between coral blocks {POPPE1992A} ]


 Bail, P. & Limpus, A. 1998. p.7 [ synonymy (includes Aucilina perryi Ostergaard & Summers, 1957), distribution and description. ]  General reference
 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.175, pl. 79, figs. 6-8 [ synonymy, distribution, habitat, description and remarks ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.122, pl. 18, figs. 8a-c [ description, distribution and habitat, as Cymbiola pulchra froma woolacottae. ]  General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Cymbiolinae Bondarev, 1995
                            Cymbiola Swainson, 1831
                              Cymbiola pulchra (Sowerby, 1825)
                                Cymbiola pulchra woolacootae McMichael, 1958


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=38772) created by Shannon Reid on 2001-02-19. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2001-07-30.