Muricidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Fiji and Tonga

最新版本 發佈 Aug 8, 2018

Fifty-eight muricid species were collected during recent expeditions to Fiji, including 3 new species. A review of the literature added another 37 species reliably recorded from the archipelago, bringing the total muricid fauna of Fiji to 95 species. Twenty-five species, including 14 shared with Fiji, are reported from Tonga. Bouchetia n. gen. is described for Poirieria (Paziella) vaubanensis Houart, 1986, originally described from New Caledonia and now recorded from Fiji. Conchatalos spinula n. sp. and Prototyphis gracilis n. sp. are described from Fiji; Murexsul merlei n. sp. is described from Fiji and Tonga. Attiliosa caledonica (Jousseaume, 1881), formerly treated as a synonym or subspecies of Attiliosa nodulifera (Sowerby, 1841), is recognized as a valid species, as both species co-occur in Fiji without intermediates. Pascula ambonensis Houart, 1996, Tritonidea lefevreiana Tapparone Canefri, 1880 and Pentadactylus paucimaculatus Sowerby, 1903 are reclassified in Cytharomorula Kuroda, 1953.

Data Records

The data in this 出現紀錄 resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 277 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


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DwC-A資料集 下載 277 紀錄 在 English 中 (17 KB) - Update frequency: 無計畫更新
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Southwestern Pacific OBIS (2014). Muricidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Fiji and Tonga. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, 277 records, Online released on June 10, 2014.



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Occurrence; Observation



Roland Houart
Principal Investigator
Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique Rue Vautier, 29, B-1000 Brussels BE


Roland Houart
Principal Investigator
Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique Rue Vautier, 29, B-1000 Brussels BE


Kevin Mackay
Marine Data Manager
NIWA Wellington NZ


Kevin Mackay
Marine Data Manager
NIWA Wellington NZ
Virginie Héros
Principal Invesigator
Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle Paris FR


Fiji and Tonga

界定座標範圍 緯度南界 經度西界 [-23.383, -173.9], 緯度北界 經度東界 [-16.092, 177.2]


Gastropods from the family Muricidae

Family  Muricidae


起始日期 / 結束日期 1998-01-01 / 2000-12-31


Samples were collected using otter trawls, beam trawls, and Warén dredges

研究範圍 The present report focusses on the island groups of Fiji and Tonga, which were specifically explored in 1998-2000 during the MUSORSTOM 10 and BORDAU 1 cruises to Fiji and BORDAU 2 cruise to Tonga, with the adjunction of scattered samples taken during an ecological survey of southern Viti Levu (SUVA 2 and SUVA 4 cruises).
品質控管 Taxanomic names were checked for correctness and postions were checked for validity by GIS


  1. Taxanomic names were checked against the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Station positions where taken from Hourart & Heros (2008) for the voyage station lists from the IRD website.


  1. Houart, R. & Héros, V. 2008. — Muricidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Fiji and Tonga, in Héros, V., Cowie, R. H. & Bouchet, P. (eds), Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 25. Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle 196: 437-480. Paris ISBN: 978-2-85653-614-8. Houart & Héros (2008)


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