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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Naticidae 

Polinices (Mammilla) simiae (Deshayes, 1838)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Polynices sebae [sic]
   Polinices sebae [sic]
   Natica simiae Deshayes, 1838
   Mamilla simiae (Deshayes, 1838)
   Polinices (Mammilla) simiae (Deshayes, 1838)
   Mammilla propesimniae Iredale, 1929
   Mammilla plumatilis Iredale, 1936

Common Name

Monkey Sand Shell p.137      Allan, J. 1950.  


Rehder, 1980 (Rehde1980x15): "East Africa to Hawaii and Easter Island."

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereNew ZealandNew Zealand OutliersKermadec Islands
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereNew ZealandNorth Island
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 65 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaHawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 65 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaPolynesiaEaster Island Group
     Rehder, H.A. 1980. p. 65 
  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.48 


habitat: coral reef 


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1971. p.199-201, fig. 68 General reference
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1971. p.199 Synonomy
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.57 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.210 General reference
 Kilburn, R.N. 1976. p.863-864 General reference
 Rehder, H.A. 1980. p.65-66 General reference
 Streitz, M. 1992. p.14 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.221, pl. 36, fig. 36 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.221 Synonomy
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.64, pl. 45, figs. 8-8a General reference


                        Naticidae Forbes, 1838
                          Polinicinae Gray, 1847
                            Polinices Montfort, 1810
                              Polinices (Mammilla) Schumacher, 1817
                                Polinices (Mammilla) simiae (Deshayes, 1838)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=9172) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-07-24.