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Strombus (Laevistrombus) canarium Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Strombus canarium Linnaeus, 1758
   Strombus isabella Lamarck, 1822
   Strombus vanikorensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1834
   Strombus taeniatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1834
   Strombus gibbus Issel & Canefri, 1876

Common Name

Yellow/Dog shell or hoi chak tin (Th.)


Southern India to Australia and Melanesia and North to Japan (Abbott1960A)

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaJapan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  PRELOVED RegionsThailand
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaCambodia
     Try, I. 2001. p.397 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.28 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.70 


depth: subtidal 
feeds on: plants 
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand 


 Abbott, R.T. 1960. p.48 General reference
 Abbott, R.T. 1960. p.49 Synonomy
 Frauenfeld, G.R. von 1869. p.863 [as Gallinula canarium L.]  New combination
 Kira, T. 1954. p.31 [pl. 15, fig 11; as Laevistrombus canarium L. in : 14]  New combination
 Kreipl, K. & Poppe, G.T. 1999. p.26 [numerous illustrations]  General reference
 Man In 'T Veld, L.A. & De Turck, K. 1998. p.95 General reference


                          Strombus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Strombus (Laevistrombus) Kira, 1955
                              Strombus (Laevistrombus) canarium Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8036) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2003-12-17.