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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Naticidae 

Polinices (Polinices) aurantius (Röding, 1798)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Albula aurantium Röding, 1798
   Polinices aurantius (Röding, 1798)
   Natica straminea Récluz, 1844
   Natica sulphurea Récluz, 1844
   Uber mellosum Hedley, 1924

Common Name

Yellow Sand Snail p.217      Coleman, N. 1981.  


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.23 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSulu Sea
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.46 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSamar
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.46 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.46 


depth: intertidal 
substrate: coral sand 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1971. p.194 Synonomy
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.220, pl. 36, fig. 29 General reference


                        Naticidae Forbes, 1838
                          Polinicinae Gray, 1847
                            Polinices Montfort, 1810
                              Polinices (Polinices) Montfort, 1810
                                Polinices (Polinices) aurantius (Röding, 1798)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=9117) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-07-28.