Ergalatax contracta

Ergalatax contracta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Muricoidea
Family: Muricidae
Subfamily: Ergalataxinae
Genus: Ergalatax
Species: E. contracta
Binomial name
Ergalatax contracta
(Reeve, 1846)
Synonyms[1]
  • Buccinum contractum Reeve, 1846
  • Buccinum funiculatum Reeve, L.A., 1846
  • Cronia martensi Dall, 1923
  • Ergalatax pauper Watson, R.B., 1886
  • Ergalatax recurrens Iredale, T., 1931
  • Morula ocellata (Reeve, 1846)
  • Murex calcarius Dunker, 1860
  • Ocenebra contracta (Reeve, 1846)
  • Ocinebra pilsbryana Baker, 1891
  • Pentadactylus ceylonicum Preston, 1909
  • Ricinula ocellata Reeve, 1846
  • Ricinula siderea Martens, E.C. von, 1874
  • Urosalpinx bandana Schepman, 1911
  • Urosalpinx innotabilis E. A. Smith, 1879
  • Urosalpinx smithi Schepman, 1911

Ergalatax contracta, common name : the Contracted Rock Shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails.[1]

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Description

The shell size varies between 20 mm and 45 mm

Distribution

This species is distributed in the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, in the Indian Ocean along Madagascar and as a non-indigenous species in the Mediterranean Sea; in the Pacific Ocean along the Philippines, the Sulu Archipelago, Australia (the Torres Strait), Hawaii and Tonga.

References

  1. ^ a b Ergalatax contracta (Reeve, 1846).  Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=233616 on 2 December 2010.
  • Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Mollusques testaces marins de Madagascar. Faune des Colonies Francaises, Tome III
  • Vine, P. (1986). Red Sea Invertebrates. Immel Publishing, London. 224 pp
  • Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

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