CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Gastropoda (class)  »  Littorinimorpha (order)  »  Ovulidae (family)

CAAB Code: 24 156013 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Diminovula punctata    (Duclos, 1831)
CAAB category: 24 - Mollusca - Gastropoda
Family: Ovulidae (allied cowries) - show full taxa list or show species only taxa list
Common Name: [an allied cowrie]
Organism Type: an allied cowrie
Taxon Notes:This species was originally described from RĂ©union, and the type is lost. It is extremely unlikely to occur in Australian waters, and is currently regarded as a nomen dubium. The shell from eastern Australia attributed to this name by Cate (1973) differs greatly from the shell illustrated by Duclos, and any Australian records of this taxon should be re-examined to determine their true identity. See Lorenz & Fehse, 2009.
Parent Codes
(if any)
24 156907
World Register of Marine Species accepted 2016-05-10 view at WoRMS - potential occurrences at OBIS
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Record source: Wilson, B., 1993, Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods Pt I. Odyssey Publishing, Leederville, W.A.
Scientific Name
verified against
Lorenz, F. Fehse, D., 2009. The living Ovulidae. A manual of the families of allied cowries: Ovulidae, Pediculariidae and Eocypraeidae. ConchBooks, Heckenheim, Germany 651pp.

Record details

Record entered on 1-Sep-2003 00:00 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Record modified on 16-Sep-2019 08:07 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: update distribution
Modification history:
22-JUN-2012: updated (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
22-JUN-2012: add taxon note (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
16-SEP-2019: update distribution (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
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