OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Gastropoda Name Turbinidae 

Astralium stellare (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Turbo stellare Gmelin, 1791
   Trochus chemnitzi Valenciennes, 1846

Common Name

Northern Star p.70 [as Astraea stellare]      Allan, J. 1950.  
Blue Mouthed Turban p.99      Coleman, N. 1981.  


Indo-West Pacific; Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia to north Queensland (Wilson, 1993)

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.23 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
substrate: rocks 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.40, pl. 10, fig. 6 [ as Astraea (Astralium) stellare (Gmelin, 1791) ]  General reference
 Cotton, B.C. 1964. p.15, pl. 2, no. 13 [ as Distellifer stellare ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.109, pl. 13, fig. 8a-b General reference


                Name Author, Year
                    Turbinidae Rafinesque, 1815
                        Astralium Link, 1807
                          Astralium stellare (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=7212) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-03-16.