WoRMS taxon details

Tectus mauritianus (Gmelin, 1791)

216325  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216325)

accepted
Species
marine
Not documented
Description Similar to Trochus (above) in shape, but with a twisted columella, up to 6cm. Pale shell with pink or darker markings, base...  
Description Similar to Trochus (above) in shape, but with a twisted columella, up to 6cm. Pale shell with pink or darker markings, base and aperture pearly. Habitat: rocky eulittoral and shallow reef areas. Distribution: W. Indian Ocean. (Richmond, 1997). [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Tectus mauritianus (Gmelin, 1791). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216325 on 2018-11-18
Date
action
by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
changed
2015-12-05 16:26:19Z
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basis of record Herbert D.G. (2015). An annotated catalogue and bibliography of the taxonomy, synonymy and distribution of the Recent Vetigastropoda of South Africa (Mollusca). <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4049(1): 1-98., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4049.1.1 [details]   

additional source 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Similar to Trochus (above) in shape, but with a twisted columella, up to 6cm. Pale shell with pink or darker markings, base and aperture pearly. Habitat: rocky eulittoral and shallow reef areas. Distribution: W. Indian Ocean. (Richmond, 1997). [details]