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Species / Terestrombus Terebellatus


History and Synonymy


Strombus dentatus in Kiener, 1843, pl.?, fig. 2


Strombus terebellatus in Duclos, 1844, pl. 12, fig. 9, 10


Strombus terebellatus in Reeve, 1850, Strombus, pl. 6, fig. 10 a, b


non Strombus (Canarium) terebellatus Abrard, 1947

Strombus (Canarium) terebellatus Abrard, 1947; Pliocene; Nua River, Malekula, Vanuatu Archipelago (formerly New Hebrides), South Pacific Ocean; Coll. MNHN no. A27083; Copyright Museum national d'Histoire naturelle Paris


Kronenberg & Vermeij, 2002, p. 52:

  • "There are two specimens of Terestrombus in the Kronenberg collection from the Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, which look very much like T. terebellatus. The paucity of specimens from the Red Sea available at present does not permit a definite conclusion about their identiy. For the time being we follow Mienis (1970, 1975, pers. comm. Gijs C. Kronenberg 2001) who considers the Red Sea specimens conspecific with T. terebellatus.The Kronenberg collection also contains a specimen of T. terebellatus, which extends the known geographic range of that mostly Pacific species westward into the eastern Indian Ocean. The specimen, taken by Bunjamin Dharma in "sand fill" at Serangan, Bali (GCK 5934), is the only Indian Ocean record of this taxon."

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