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Doxander Japonicus


Original Description of Strombus japonicus by Reeve, 1851, Strombus, pl. 17:

  • "Stromb. testa fusiformi-turrita, spira valde exserta, anfractibus undique creberrime et regulariter sulcatis, superne declivi-concavis, ad angulum subobscure plicato-nodolatis, apicem versus longitudinaliter tenuicostatis, columella callosa, laminata, labro alato, intus conspicue radiatim corrugato; alba, rufo-fusco tincta et variegata, zonulis albis, maculis sagittariis interruptis, cingulata, columella et aperturae fauce eburneis."
  • "The Japan Strombus. Shell fusiformly turreted, spire much exserted, whorls transversely very closely and regularly grooved throughout, slantingly concave round the upper part, somewhat obscurely plicately noduled at the angle, longitudinally finely ribbed towards the apex, columella callous, laminated, lip winged, conspicuously radiately wrinkled within; white, stained and variegated with red-brown, encircled with narrow white zones, interrupted with arrow-headed markings, columella and interior of the aperture ivory-white."

Locus typicus: Japan

Strombus japonicus Reeve, 1851, Strombus, pl. 17, fig. 42

History and Synonymy

Doxander japonicus (Reeve, 1851: pl. 17 fig. 42) (Strombus)


Strombus japonicus in Lischke, 1869, Pl. V, fig. 7

Specimens from private collections

Doxander japonicus (Reeve, 1851); Ohmishima Island; Imabari, Ehime Prefecture; Shikoku island, Japan; 5-10 m deep on sand by diving; 9/2004; t: 51 mm, b: 60 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke

Doxander japonicus (Reeve, 1851); Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu Island, Japan; 54 mm; 58 mm; Coll. Christian Börnke

Doxander japonicus (Reeve, 1851); Fukuma, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu Island, Japan; Coll. Gijs Kronenberg no. 3072

Doxander japonicus (Reeve, 1851); Mikawa, Aichi Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan; dredged at 10-20 fathoms; Coll. Gijs Kronenberg no. 5631

Doxander japonicus (Reeve, 1851); Mikawa, Aichi Prefecture, Honshu Island, Japan; dredged at 5-10 fathoms; 1982; Coll. Gijs Kronenberg no. 5632

Doxander japonicus (Reeve, 1851); Japan; Coll. Guido Poppe

  • Wakayama; circa 1970; 58,4 mm; no. 109868
  • Honshu Island; 5/1976; 65 mm; no. 125662
  • Okinawa, Kumamota, Ushibuka; dived at 3 meters deep water, found on sand; 59,2 mm; Ex-coll. D. & M. Meyer. 12/1987; no. 346046
  • Shizuoka Prefecture, Tsuyazaki; collected at 5 m; 2010; 50,9 mm; no. 608299

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