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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Ranellidae 

Ranella australasia australasia (Perry, 1811)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Mayena australasia auct.
   Biplex australasia Perry, 1811
   Triton leucostomum Lamarck, 1822
   Charonia australasiana E.A. Smith, 1915
   Mayena zealandica Finlay, 1927
   Mayena australasia benthicola Iredale, 1929
   Mayena australasia vossi Powell, 1952
   Mayena blacki Powell, 1954

Common Name

Australian Triton p.112      Allan, J. 1950.  
Australian Rock Whelk p.158      Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereNew Zealand
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificLord Howe (Australia)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNorfolk Island (Australia)
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereNew ZealandNew Zealand OutliersKermadec Islands
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Australian Bight
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricSW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricS Gulfs coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales?


depth: continental shelf [ to 120m ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: subtidal 
substrate: rocks 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.112, pl. 20, fig. 24 [ illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Beu, A.G. 1976. p.300, figs 11, 11D Fossil record
 Coleman, N. 1981. p.52, fig. 128 [ illustration, description, distribution, breeding observation ]  General reference
 Cotton, B.C. 1946. p.13, text fig. [ illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Cotton, B.C. & Godfrey, F.K. 1931. p.12, pl. 1, fig. 16 [ illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Henning, T. & Hemmen, J. 1993. p.34, pl. 5, fig. 1 [ illustration, type data, type locality, distribution, description, habitat, synonymy ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.55 General reference
 Kesteven, H. 1902. p.713, pl. 36, fig. 1 [ illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. p.158, fig. 191 [ illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 McMichael, D.F. 1960. p.78, fig. 157 [ illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.82, fig. 264 [ illustration, distribution ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.242 Distribution
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.76, pl. 52, figs 8, 8a [ illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference


                            Ranella Lamarck, 1816
                              Ranella australasia (Perry, 1811)
                                Ranella australasia australasia (Perry, 1811)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=48055) created by Holly Barlow on 2001-07-23. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2002-12-16.