Taxon profile


Purple dye murex
Bolinus brandaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Neogastropoda »  family Muricidae - Muricids »  genus Bolinus

Scientific synonyms

Aranea cinera Perry, 1811
Bolinus adunca (Coen, 1933)
Bolinus bicaudata (Coen, 1933)
Bolinus brandaris var. adunca (Coen, 1933)
Bolinus brandaris var. bicaudata (Coen, 1933)
Bolinus brandaris var. cingulata (Coen, 1933)
Bolinus brandaris var. delicatula (Coen, 1925)
Bolinus brandaris var. ecaudata (Coen, 1933)
Bolinus brandaris var. fragilis (Coen, 1933)
Bolinus brandaris var. polii (Monterosato in Coen, 1933)

Other names

= Spiny dye-murex


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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Bolinus brandaris cagliaritanus F. Settepassi, 1977

Bolinus brandaris cagliaritanus

subspecies Bolinus brandaris longispinus G.S. Coen, 1914

Bolinus brandaris longispinus

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [] [as Bolinus brandaris Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
IT Repetto G., Orlando F. & Arduino G. (2005): Conchiglie del Mediterraneo, Amici del Museo "Federico Eusebio", Alba, Italy [as Bolinus brandaris (Linné, 1758)]
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Bolinus brandaris (LINNÉ, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013
SP Tarruella Ruestes, A. & Fontanet Giner, M. (2001): Moluscos marinos del Golf de Sant Jordi (L'Ampolla) y del Port dels Alfacs [], Spira, 1(1): 1-5 [as Bolinus brandaris (Linnaeus, 1758)]
SP Tarruella Ruestes, A. (2002): Moluscos marinos de Cap Ras y Llançà (Girona, NE de la península Ibérica) [], Spira, 1(2): 1-14 [as Bolinus brandaris (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Petović S., Gvozdenović S., Ikica Z. (2017): An Annotated Checklist of the Marine Molluscs of the South Adriatic Sea (Montenegro) and a Comparison with Those of Neighbouring Areas, Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 17: 921-934 [as Bolinus brandaris (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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