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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Naticidae 

Polinices (Glossaulax) didyma (Röding, 1798)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Albula didyma Röding, 1798
   Neverita bicolor Philippi, 1849
   Natica petiveriana Récluz, 1855
   Natica lamarckiana Reeve, 1855

Common Name

Bladder Moon snail p.99      Nateewathana, A. 1995.  


Central Indo-West Pacific; Kimberly, WA to southern Queensland {WILSON1993A}; Indian Ocean {Nateewathana 1995} Japan and Queensland to India and Mozambique {Kilbu1976x88}

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.30 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.49 


depth: continental shelf [ to 100m ]
depth: intertidal 
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand [ in bays, fine sand ]


  Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999. p.144 Checklist
 Kilburn, R.N. 1976. p.860 General reference
 Nateewathana, A. 1995. p.99 Secondary source
 Streitz, M. 1992. p.14 General reference
 Subba Rao, N. V. 2003. p.189 Synonomy
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.221 [ distribution; description ]  General reference


                        Naticidae Forbes, 1838
                          Polinicinae Gray, 1847
                            Polinices Montfort, 1810
                              Polinices (Glossaulax) Pilsbry, 1929
                                Polinices (Glossaulax) didyma (Röding, 1798)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=9151) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-04-30.