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Strombus (Dolomena) variabilis variabilis Swainson, 1820

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Strombus variabilis Swainson, 1820
   Strombu lituratus Menke, 1829

Common Name

Variable Stromb p.100


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.72 


depth: continental shelf 
eCode: sandy mud bottom 
eCode: shallow subtidal 
eCode: subtidal 
substrate: sand 
substrate: sea grass rhizomes 


 Abbott, R.T. 1960. p.103 General reference
 Abbott, R.T. 1960. p.103 Synonomy
 Brazier, J. 1877. p.292 [as Gallinula variabilis]  New combination
 Kreipl, K. & Poppe, G.T. 1999. p.45 [numerous illustrations]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.157 General reference


                          Strombus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Strombus (Dolomena) Iredale, 1931
                              Strombus (Dolomena) variabilis Swainson, 1820
                                Strombus (Dolomena) variabilis variabilis Swainson, 1820


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=7978) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-07-25.