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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Naticidae 

Glyphepithema alapapilionis (Röding, 1798)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Naticarius alapapilionis auct.
   Cochlis alapapilionis Röding, 1798
   Natica zonaria Lamarck, 1816
   Natica taeniata Menke, 1828
   Natica articulata Philippi, 1852
   Natica crenata Récluz, 1853

Common Name

Butterfly-wing Sand Shell p.136 [{as Naticarius alapapilionis}]      Allan, J. 1950.  


Torres Strait, Qld to northern NSW; Indo-West Pacific{WILSON1993A} Japan and Fiji to the Persian Gulf and Natal{Kilbu1976x88}

  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland


depth: intertidal 
substrate: sand 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1971. p.184, fig. 32 Synonomy
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.57 General reference
 Kabat, A.R. 1996. p.33 Distribution
 Kilburn, R.N. 1976. p.843-844 [{as Natica (Naticarius) alapapilionis}]  General reference
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.91, pl. 11, fig. 12 [{as Naticarius alapapilionis }]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.217, pl. 36, fig. 31 [{as Natica (Naticarius) alapapilionis}]  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.64, pl. 45, figs. 9-9a General reference


                        Naticidae Forbes, 1838
                          Naticinae Forbes, 1838
                            Glyphepithema Rehder, 1943
                              Glyphepithema alapapilionis (Röding, 1798)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=9056) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2003-01-06.