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Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Lambis (Millepes) scorpius scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Strombus scorpius Linnaeus, 1758
   Pterocera nodosa Lamarck, 1822

Common Name

Scorpion Shell p.102


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.69 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China


eCode: coral reef 
eCode: shallow subtidal 
exposure: sheltered [ coast, in coral rubble ]


  . p.102 General reference
  . p.102 [as Lambis scorpio]  New combination
 Abbott, R. T. 1961. p.164 General reference
 Abbott, R. T. 1961. p.164 Synonomy
 Roissy, ? 1805. p.91 [pl. 58, fig. 5, as Pterocera scorpius]  New combination
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.154 General reference


                          Lambis Röding, 1798
                            Lambis (Millepes) Mörch, 1852
                              Lambis (Millepes) scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758)
                                Lambis (Millepes) scorpius scorpius (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=7897) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-07-25.