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Gastropoda Name Fissurellidae 

Amblychilepas nigrita (Sowerby, 1834)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Sophismalepas nigrita auct.
   Fissurella nigrita Sowerby, 1834
   Lucapinella pritchardi Hedley, 1895

Common Name

Calloused Keyhole Limpet p.52 [as Sophismalepas nigrita]      Allan, J. 1950.  
Black Keyhole Limpet p.73 [as Sophismalepas nigrita]      Cotton, B. C. 1959.  


southern Queensland to Fremantle, Western Australia

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


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
substrate: under stones 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.52-53, fig. 7 [ as Sophismalepas nigrita ]  General reference
 Cotton, B. C. 1959. p.73-74, fig. 34 [ as Sophismalepas nigrita ]  General reference
 Cotton, B.C. & Godfrey, F.K. 1934. p.49-50, pl. 1, fig. 8 [ as Sophismalepas nigrita ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. 1924. p.219 [ as Sophismalepas nigrita ]  New combination
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.31 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.53, pl. 6, fig. 5  Contains synonymy


                Name Author, Year
                    Fissurellidae Fleming, 1922
                        Amblychilepas Pilsbry, 1890
                          Amblychilepas nigrita (Sowerby, 1834)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=5930) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2001-12-17.