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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Naticidae 

Polinices (Mammilla) melanostomus (Gmelin, 1791)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Nerita melanostomus Gmelin, 1791
   Mammilla melanostoma (Gmelin, 1791)
   Albula mammata Röding, 1798
   Natica opaca Récluz, 1851
   Mammilla putamen Mörch, 1852
   Natica succineoides Reeve, 1855

Common Name

Black-mouth Moon Snail p.122, pl.123      Wilson, B 2002.  


Indo-West Pacific; Abrolhos, WA to southern Queensland

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.23 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.29 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.46 


habitat: coral reef 
substrate: coral 
substrate: sand 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1971. p.197-198, figs. 62-65 General reference
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1971. p.197-198 Synonomy
 Demond, J. 1957. p.298 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.208-209, fig. 73A-D General reference
 Oostingh, C.H. 1925. p.42-43 Distribution
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.30 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.221 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.221 Synonomy
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.66, pl. 45, fig. 6-6a [{as Mammilla opaca}]  General reference


                        Naticidae Forbes, 1838
                          Polinicinae Gray, 1847
                            Polinices Montfort, 1810
                              Polinices (Mammilla) Schumacher, 1817
                                Polinices (Mammilla) melanostomus (Gmelin, 1791)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=9164) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-28.