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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Naticidae 

Polinices (Conuber) sordidus (Swainson, 1821)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conuber sordida auct.
   Natica sordida Swainson, 1821
   Natica plumbea Lamarck, 1822
   Natica microstoma Quoy & Gaimard, 1832
   Natica leucophaea Reeve, 1855
   Natica strangei Reeve, 1855

Common Name

Leaden or Sordid Sand Snail p.134, pl.20, f.20      Allan, J. 1950.  
Sordid Moon Snail p.120, pl.121      Wilson, B 2002.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)South Australia
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Victoria


habitat: intertidal flats 
substrate: muddy sand 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.134 [{as Uber sordidus}]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.57 General reference
 Murray, F.V. 1963.  Biology and ecology
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.220, pl. 36, fig. 39 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.220 Synonomy
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.64, pl. 45, figs. 1-1b General reference


                        Naticidae Forbes, 1838
                          Polinicinae Gray, 1847
                            Polinices Montfort, 1810
                              Polinices (Conuber) Finlay & Marwick, 1937
                                Polinices (Conuber) sordidus (Swainson, 1821)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=9140) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-28.