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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Littorinidae 

Nodilittorina unifasciata (Gray, 1826)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Littorina laevis auct
   Littorina (Austrolittorina) unifasciata unifasciata auct
   Melarapha diemenensis auct.
   Littorina unifasciata Gray, 1826
   Littorina diemenensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1833
   Litorina acuta Menke, 1843
   Litorina mauritiana crassior Philippi, 1847
   Littorina diemensis Gray, 1850
   Littorina diemenensis pseudolaevis Nevill, 1885

Common Name

Blue Australwink p.79 [For Melaraphe unifasciata]      Allan, J. 1950.  
Banded Periwinkle p.104, pl.105      Wilson, B 2002.  


southern Queensland to North West Cape, WA (Wilson, 1993)

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificLord Howe (Australia)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificLord Howe (Australia)
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland


depth: high tide line [ spray zone, above high water {Rosew1970x05}. ]
habitat: on rocks [ on shore rocks {Rosew1970x05}. ]
habitat: rocky shore [ Lives high on rocky shores {WILSON1993A}. ]
larvae/young: oviparous 
spawn/eggs: egg capsules pelagic 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.19 Biology and ecology
 Branch, G.M. & Branch, M.L. 1981. p.573-89 Biology and ecology
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.38 General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. p.87 Biology and ecology
 McKillup, S.C. 1981. p.167 Biology and ecology
 McMahon, R.F. 1992. p.107 Biology and ecology
 Rosewater, J. 1970. p.467 [ Distribution, description, illustrations and synonymy. ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.146, pl. 18, fig. 3 General reference


                            Nodilittorina von Martens, 1897
                              Nodilittorina unifasciata (Gray, 1826)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=35210) created by Shannon Reid on 2001-01-15. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-03-03.