WoRMS taxon details

Latirus polygonus (Gmelin, 1791)

211131  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:211131)

accepted
Species
Murex polygonus Gmelin, 1791 (original combination)
marine
Not documented
Description High spired shell, up to 7 cm, with angular nodules on spiral ridges; lip with fine teeth and ridges. Colour cream to pale...  
Description High spired shell, up to 7 cm, with angular nodules on spiral ridges; lip with fine teeth and ridges. Colour cream to pale with darker markings, or dark brown. Interior white. Habitat: eulittoral and deeper rocky areas. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Latirus polygonus (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211131 on 2018-06-18
Date
action
by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2002-01-03 17:34:20Z
changed
2013-04-05 08:45:05Z
checked

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basis of record Drivas, J.; Jay, M. (1987). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'Île Maurice. Collection Les Beautés de la Nature. Delachaux et Niestlé: Neuchâtel. ISBN 2-603-00654-1. 159 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Contribution à l'étude de la faune de Madagascar: Mollusca marina testacea. Faune des colonies françaises, III(fasc. 4). Société d'Editions géographiques, maritimes et coloniales: Paris. 321-636, plates IV-VII pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofMurex polygonus Gmelin, 1791) Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Contribution à l'étude de la faune de Madagascar: Mollusca marina testacea. Faune des colonies françaises, III(fasc. 4). Société d'Editions géographiques, maritimes et coloniales: Paris. 321-636, plates IV-VII pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (HKRMS) City University of Hong Kong. (2013). Provision of Services for Species Identification and Data Analysis ofEpibenthic Organisms from Hong Kong Water. Final report. Environmental Protection Department. Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description High spired shell, up to 7 cm, with angular nodules on spiral ridges; lip with fine teeth and ridges. Colour cream to pale with darker markings, or dark brown. Interior white. Habitat: eulittoral and deeper rocky areas. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Publication date Described in 1790 according to Dautzenberg, 1929. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Japanese リュウキュウツノマタガイ  [details]