The Atoll of Funafuti, Ellice group : its zoology, botany, ethnology and general structure based on collections made by Charles Hedley of the Australian Museum, Sydney, N.S.W.
Turbo petholatus, L., var. Caledonicus, Fischer
Turbo petholatus, L., var. Caledonicus, Fischer.
Pilsbry, Man. Conch, x., 1888, p. 194, pl. xlv., fig. 99.
A few dead shells were collected on the beaches.
This variety, of a peculiar colour pattern, and angled more or less at the shoulder, is recorded by Fischer from New Caledonia, and Anaa, Paumotus. A specimen in this Museum from the Gilbert Islands shares this form and colour. Perhaps the typical form is replaced in the Central Pacific by this variety.