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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Xenophoridae 

Xenophoridae Troschel, 1852

Type of listing: Name in current use


Included taxa

   Xenophora Fischer von Waldheim, 1807
   Stellaria (Schmidt MS) Möller, 1832
   Onustus Swainson, 1840

Common Name

CarrierShell p.95      Allan, J. 1950.  


depth: continental shelf 
depth: continental slope 
feeds on: detritus 
larvae/young: veliger planktonic [ except X. flindersi (short pelagic stage or direct deveopment). ]
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand 


 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.49 General reference
 Kreipl, K. & A. Alf 1999.  General reference
 Kreipl, K. & A. Alf 1999. p.16 Key
 Kreipl, K. & A. Alf 1999. p.79 [ Geographical distribution of Recent Xenophoridae. ]  Distribution
 Morton, J.E. 1949. p.188 Biology and ecology
 Ponder, W.F. 1983. [ Taxonomy, anatomy and biology. ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.167 [ Description and remarks. ]  General reference


                        Xenophoridae Troschel, 1852


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=8258) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2002-06-27.