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Gastropoda Unplaced Architectonicidae 

Heliacus (Heliacus) areola (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Solarium (Torinia) variegatum auct.
   Solarium variegatum auct.
   Cochlea marina depressa Gualtieri, 1742
   Areolo. Trochus exiguus Chemnitz, 1781
   Areola Chemnitz, 1781
   Gyrus Meuschen, 1781
   Trochus testa subcrenulato-umbilicata Gronovius, 1781
   Das Gartenbeetchen Schröter, 1783
   Heliacus (Heliacus) variegatus (Gmelin, 1791)
   Heliacus areola (Gmelin, 1791)
   Heliacus (Heliacus) areola (Gmelin, 1791)
   Torinista variegata (Gmelin, 1791)
   Heliacus variegatus (Gmelin, 1791)
   Torinia variegata (Gmelin, 1791)
   Torinia gyrus subsp. variegata (Gmelin, 1791)
   Heliacus areola areola (Gmelin, 1791)
   Solarium areola (Gmelin, 1791)
   Trochus areola Gmelin, 1791
   Solarium (Torinia) perspectiviunculus var. tessellata (Deshayes, 1830)
   Solarium tessellatum Deshayes, 1830
   Solarium (Torinia) perspectiviunculum (Philippi, 1853)
   Solarium pallida Philippi, 1853
   Torinia gyrus forma areola (Bayer, 1948)
   Torinia gyrus Bayer, 1948
   Torinia gyrus forma typica (Bayer, 1948)

Common Name

Variegated Sundial p.110, f.5      Allan, J. 1950.  


Bieler, 1993: Distribution map fig. 161, p. 195. "Continuous range from African east coast to central Pacific. Record of H. areola s.s. from Galapagos Islands in need of verification."

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
     Bieler, R. 1993. p. 195 
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West Pacific
     Bieler, R. 1993. p. 195 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.33 
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland


depth: intertidal       Bieler, R. 1993. p. 190 
depth: shallow subtidal       Bieler, R. 1993. p. 190 
feeds on: animals       Bieler, R. 1993. p. 190 
substrate: coral       Bieler, R. 1993. p. 190 


 Bieler, R. 1993. p.195 General reference


                        Heliacus d'Orbigny, 1842
                          Heliacus (Heliacus) Orbigny in Sagra, 1842
                            Heliacus (Heliacus) areola (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=66887) created by benamy on 2002-03-22. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-18.