CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 24 172001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Ficus ficus    (Linnaeus, 1758)
CAAB category: 24 - Mollusca - Gastropoda
Family: Ficidae (fig shells) - show full taxa list or show species only taxa list
Common Name: fig shell
Recent Synonyms: Ficus subintermedia
Common Names List: fig shell
Organism Type: a fig shell
Scientific Name Notes:This widespread and very variable taxon probably includes more than one species. Australian material was described as F. margaretae Iredale, and may prove to be a distinct species. See Poppe & Groh (2000).
Parent Codes
(if any)
24 172901
Cleveland (CSIRO) M2020901
World Register of Marine Species accepted 2016-05-11 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
Poppe, G.T. Groh, K., 2000. A Conchological Iconography: The family Ficidae. ConchBooks, Hackenheim, Germany 31pp. 27 plates

Record details

Record entered on 3-Aug-2000 00:00 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Record modified on 2-Oct-2006 15:42 by Karen Gowlett-Holmes
Modification description: update name
Modification history:
07-FEB-2001: add common name (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
02-OCT-2006: update name (Karen Gowlett-Holmes)
 (previous species name: subintermedia)
 (previous authority: (Orbigny))
 (previous publication year: 1852)
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