OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Muricidae 

Murex (Murex) trapa Röding, 1798

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Purpura hystrix Martini, 1777
   Murex trapa Röding, 1798
   Murex rarispina Lamarck, 1822
   Murex unidentatus Sowerby, 1834
   Murex duplicatus Pusch, 1837
   Murex martinianus Reeve, 1845

Common Name

Ko-akuki-gai G2128 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: G2128]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaMalaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines


 Middelfart, P. 1997. p.352, pl. 1, fig. 1 Checklist
 Ponder, W.F. & Vokes, E.H. 1988. p.41, figs. 17-19, 67G-H, 71B-C, 73D, 83G-H Contains synonymy
 Tan, K.S. & Chou, L.M. 2000. p.94 Biology and ecology


                        Muricidae Fleming, 1828
                          Muricinae Rafinesque, 1815
                            Murex Linnaeus, 1758
                              Murex (Murex) Linnaeus, 1758
                                Murex (Murex) trapa Röding, 1798


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=48693) created by Shannon Reid on 2001-08-02. Record last updated by Paul J. Morris on 2004-02-25.