Onustus exutus

Onustus exutus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Littorinimorpha
Superfamily: Xenophoroidea
Family: Xenophoridae
Genus: Onustus
Species: O. exutus
Binomial name
Onustus exutus
(Reeve, 1842)

Phorus exutus Reeve, 1842

Onustus exutus is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Xenophoridae, the carrier shells.[1]




Onustus exustus is distributed in the Central Indo-Pacific from southern Japan to southern Indonesia, tropical Western Australia, northern Australia and Papua. It can be found between 18 and 340 m.[2]


  1. ^ a b Onustus exutus (Reeve, 1842). WoRMS (2010). Onustus exutus (Reeve, 1842). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=468052 on 9 July 2010.
  2. ^ Kreipl, K. & Alf, A. (1999): Recent Xenophoridae. 148 pp. incl. 28 color plts. ConchBooks, Hackenheim, ISBN 3-925919-26-0.

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