Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Bursa cruentata (G.B. Sowerby II, 1835)

Blood Stained Frog Shell, Red-spotted Ranella



Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, coral reef, marine, rocks.

Extra Ecological Information

30 m


General References

Beu, A.G. 1998. Indo-West Pacific Ranellidae, Bursidae and Personidae. A monograph of the New Caledonian fauna, with revisions of related taxa. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris [1936-1950] 178: 1-256 [145, figs 45e, g]

Beu, A.G., Bouchet, P. & Tröndlé, J. 2012. Tonnoidean gastropods of French Polynesia. Molluscan Research 32(2): 61-120 [67, figs 2B,C]

Cernohorsky, W.O. 1967. The Bursidae, Cymatiidae and Colubrariidae of Fiji. Veliger 9(3): 310-329 [312, fig. 7]

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [107, pl. 315]

Cossignani, T. 1994. Bursidae of the World. Ancona, Italy : L'Informatore Piceno 118 pp. [46]

Hinton, A. 1972. Shells of New Guinea and the central Indo-Pacific. Milton : Jacaranda Press xviii 94 pp. [12, fig. 27]

Reeve, L.A. 1844. Monograph of the genus Ranella. pls 1-8 in Reeve, L.A. (ed.). Conchologica Iconica. London : Reeve & Bentham Vol. 2. [pl. 5, fig. 20]

Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. Coquillages de Polynésie. Tahiti : Papéete Les editions du pacifique, 391 pp. [307, fig. 180]

Sowerby, G.B. (2nd) 1841. Descriptions of eight new species of the genus Ranella. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 9: 51-53 [51]

Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. Seashells of Western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 207 pp. [84, fig. 277]

Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp. [226, pl. 43, fig. 8]

Wilson, B.R. & Gillett, K. 1971. Australian shells: illustrating and describing 600 species of marine gastropods found in Australian waters. Sydney : Reed Books 168 pp. [80, pl. 54]


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
01-Jun-2021 TONNOIDEA 26-Nov-2013 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
25-Nov-2013 MODIFIED