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Gastropoda Name Turbinidae 

Turbo (Ninella) torquatus Gmelin, 1791

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Ninella torquata auct.
   Limax stamineus Martyn, 1784
   Turbo torquatus Gmelin, 1791
   Turbo lamellosus Broderip, 1831
   Ninella whiteyi Iredale, 1949

Common Name

Sydney or Heavy Turban Shell p.67 [as Ninella torquata]      Allan, J. 1950.  


New South Wales to Port Gregory, Western Australia

  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia


depth: infralittoral fringe [
low tide level ]
habitat: rocky shore [ live among weeds, mostly wedged in rock crevices ]


 Allan, J. 1950. p.67-68, pl. 18, fig. 17, text-fig. 4 [ as Ninella torquata ]  General reference
 Cotton, B. C. 1959. p.249-250 [ as Ninella torquata ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.34 General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. p.79, 81, fig. 107 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.105, pl. 12, fig. 16a-b General reference


                Name Author, Year
                    Turbinidae Rafinesque, 1815
                        Turbo Linnaeus, 1758
                          Turbo (Ninella) Gray, 1850
                            Turbo (Ninella) torquatus Gmelin, 1791


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=7123) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-28.