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Species / Euprotomus Bulla X Vomer


History and Synonymy


Original Description as Strombus hirasei Kuroda, 1942

  • Holotype: NSMT 60925
  • Locus typicus: Okinawa Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Ryukyu Islands, Japan

Strombus hirasei Kuroda, 1942; Holotype; Photo Ron Voskuil; Copyright "The Festivus"; Original published in Kronenberg, 1999


Following Kronenberg, 1999, Euprotomus hirasei is the hybrid: Euprotomus bulla x vomer

Specimens from private collections

Euprotomus bulla x vomer; hybrid form; Balabio Island, North Province, New Caledonia, Melanesia; 15-30 m, dived alive on sand at night; 57.3 mm; 2010; Coll. Aart Dekkers no. STR1767

Euprotomus bulla x vomer; hybrid form; New Caledonia, Melanesia; Coll. Virgilio Liverani


  • Aart M. Dekkers, 2012. On a fourth hybrid specimen between Euprotomus bulla (Röding, 1798) and Euprotomus vomer (Röding, 1798) (Gastropoda: Strombidae), Gloria Maris 51(4), pp. 80-84.
  • Kronenberg, G.C. 2002. Addendum to a revision of Euprotomus Gill, 1870. 2a. On the identity of Strombus hirasei Kuroda, 1942 (Gastropoda Prosobranchia: Strombidae). – The Festivus 34(9): 110.
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