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Gastropoda Name Trochidae 

Astele (Astele) armillatum (Wood, 1828)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Zizyphinus granulatum Born, 1778
   Trochus granatinus Chemnitz, 1781
   Trochus armillatum Wood, 1828
   Trochus meyeri Philippi, 1848
   Trochus levis Hombron & Jacquinot, 1851
   Zizyphinus euglyptus A. Adams in H. & A. Adams, 1854

Common Name

Jewelled Top shell p.58      Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962.  
Meyer's Top Shell p.61 [as Salsipotens meyeri]      Allan, J. 1950.  


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


depth: continental shelf [ to 30 m ]
depth: subtidal 
habitat: rock reef 
substrate: rubble 


 Brazier, J. 1887. p.121 [ as Trochus (Ziziphinus) meyeri Philippi sp. ]  General reference
 Coleman, N. 1981. p.94, pl. 288 Biology and ecology
 Cotton, B.C. 1959. p.150, fig. 83 [ as Salsipotens meyeri ]  General reference
 Gabriel, C. & Gatliff, J.H. 1922. p.150 General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.33 General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. p.58, fig. 79 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.63 [ in subgenus Salsipotens, distribution and synonymy ]  General reference


                Name Author, Year
                    Trochidae Rafinesque, 1815
                      Calliostomatinae Thiele, 1924
                        Astele Swainson, 1855
                          Astele (Astele) Swainson, 1855
                            Astele (Astele) armillatum (Wood, 1828)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=5965) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-02-10.