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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Ranellidae 

Biplex pulchella (Sowerby, 1825)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Ranella pulchella Sowerby, 1825
   Ranella jucunda Adams, 1853

Common Name

Kookaburra Shell or Cockaroo p.115      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New GuineaNew Guinea Group
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory


depth: continental shelf 
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.115, fig. 10 [ illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Beu, A.G. 1971. p.104, pl. 8, figs 16, 17 [ as Gyrineum (Biplex) jacundum; illustration, synonymy, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Beu, A.G. 1998. p.31, figs 3j-i [ illustration, type data, synonymy, distribution, remarks ]  General reference
 Cotton, B.C. 1964. p.25, pl. 2, fig. 14 [ illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Forbes, E. 1851. p.382, pl. 3, figs 6a, b General reference
 Henning, T. & Hemmen, J. 1993. p.32, pl. 4, fig. 5 [ illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 McMichael, D.F. 1960. p.78, fig. 158 [ illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.68, pl. 7, fig. 17 [ illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.242, pl. 40, figs 4a, b [ illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.78, pl. 53, figs 15, 15a [ illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference


                            Biplex Perry, 1811
                              Biplex pulchella (Sowerby, 1825)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=9546) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-07-31.