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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Drupa (Drupa) morum morum Röding, 1798

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Nerita nodosa Linnaeus, 1758
   Drupa morum Röding, 1798
   Canrena neritoidea Link, 1807
   Ricinula horrida Lamarck, 1816
   Ricinella violacea Schumacher, 1817
   Ricinula globosa Mörch, 1852

Common Name

Rough Castor Bean p.147 [as Drupa morum]      Allan, J. 1950.  
Purple Mouthed Drupe p.148      Coleman, N. 1981.  
The Rough Ricinula p.sp. 3 [as Ricinula horrida]      Reeve, L.A. 1846.  


Indo-West Pacific; Abrolhos, WA to Qld {Wilson1993B}

  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  OBIS RegionsEastern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.141 


depth: intertidal 
exposure: exposed 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: reef flats 
habitat: tide pools 
substrate: among algae 
substrate: among rocks 


 Demond, J. 1957. p.310 General reference
 Emerson, W.K. & Cernohorsky, W.O. 1973. p.15, pl. 2, figs. 1-3, pls. 10-11 Contains synonymy
 Houart, R. 1997. p.126, fig. 6 Contains synonymy
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.241, figs. 84A-B, 86D General reference
 Rehder, H.A. 1980. p.69-70 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.92, pl. 61, fig. 2 General reference


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Rapaninae Gray, 1853
                            Drupa Röding, 1798
                              Drupa (Drupa) Röding, 1798
                                Drupa (Drupa) morum Röding, 1798
                                  Drupa (Drupa) morum morum Röding, 1798


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=48606) created by Shannon Reid on 2001-07-31. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-04.