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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Cassidae 

Cypraecassis (Cypraecassis) rufa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Buccinum rufum Linnaeus, 1758
   Buccinum pullum Born, 1778
   Buccinum ventricosum Gmelin, 1791
   Buccinum pennatum Gmelin, 1791
   Cassis rufescens Röding, 1798
   Cassis tuberosa Röding, 1798
   Cassis labiata Perry, 1811

Common Name

Bull's Mouth or Red Helmet p.116, pl.19, f.10 []      Allan, J. 1950.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.32 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSulu Sea
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.101 


depth: intertidal [ to 2 metres below the low tide line ]
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: algae 
substrate: coral sand 


 Abbott, R.T. 1968. p.69, pl. 3, fig. 10; pl. 4, figs. 10-12, pls. 44-46 General reference
 Abbott, R.T. 1968. p.69 Synonomy
 Iredale, T. 1927. p.330 General reference
 Kreipl, K. 1997. p.20, pl. 6, figs. 10-10b Contains synonymy
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.73, pl. 8, fig. 4 General reference
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.302 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.230, pl. 37, fig. 12 Contains synonymy
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.66, pl. 46, fig. 2-2a General reference


                        Cassidae Swainson, 1832
                            Cypraecassis Stutchbury, 1837
                              Cypraecassis (Cypraecassis) Stutchbury, 1837
                                Cypraecassis (Cypraecassis) rufa (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=9326) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-25.