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Gastropoda Name Trochidae 

Tectus (Tectus) pyramis (Born, 1778)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Trochus pyramis Born, 1778
   Trochus obeliscus Gmelin, 1791
   Trochus caerulescens Lamarck, 1822

Common Name

Pyramid Trochus p.172      Coleman, N. 1981.  


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)Western Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.23 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.32 


depth: intertidal [ ]
depth: shallow subtidal 
exposure: exposed [ coast ]
exposure: sheltered 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: rocky shore 
substrate: rocks [ ]


 Blackburn, H. 1976. p.4 [fig. 5, Darwin area]  General reference
 Blainville, H.M.D. de 1828. p.450 [as T. caerulescens, Australia (New Holland)]  General reference
 Born, I. von 1780. p.333 General reference
 Brazier, J. 1877. p.42 [Darnley Island]  General reference
 Chemnitz, J.H. 1781. p.170 [figs 1652, 1653]  General reference
 Coleman, N. 1981. p.172 [fig. 496]  General reference
 Cotton, B.C. 1964. p.15 [T. obeliscusArnhem Land]  General reference
 Demond, J. 1957. p.285 [ecology and distribution]  General reference
 Deshayes, G.P. 1843. p.134 [as T. caerulescens, Australia (New Holland)]  General reference
 Dufo 1840. p.187 [Sechelles and The Amirates, as Trochus obeliscus]  General reference
 Fischer, P. 1875. p.85 [pl. 19, fig. 2, as T. caerulescens, West Australia]  General reference
 Gray, J. E. 1827. p.479 [as T. caerulescens, South West Australia]  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1899. p.404 [as T. caerulescens]  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1907. p.478 [Masthead Island, Queensland, T. obeliscus]  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1916. p.177 [as T. caerulescens and T. obeliscus]  General reference
 Hickman, C.S. & McLean, J.H. 1990. p.96-98 [anatomy, and radula]  General reference
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.2 [fig. 2]  General reference
 King, P.P. 1827. p.204 [as T. caerulescens, Point Cunningham, Western Australia]  General reference
 Ladd, H.S. 1966. p.39 [on Pleistocene occurence]  General reference
 Lamarck, J.B.P. de M. 1822. p.18 [also as as T. caerulescens on p. 134?]  General reference
 Melvill, J.C. & Sykes, E.R. 1899. p.228 [Andaman Islands, as Trochus (Tectus) caerulescens]  General reference
 Pilsbry, H.A. 1889. p.19, 20 [pl. 2, figs 13, 14, pl. 4, fig. 26, as as T. obeliscus and T. obeliscus var. caerulescens]  General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1862. [pl. 2, sp. 8, and sp. 5 (as T. caerulescens), North West Australia]  General reference
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.31 [pl. 1, fig. 15]  General reference
 Schmeltz, J.D.K. 1874. p.146 [Port Denison]  General reference
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1978. p.5 [fig. 21, Phuket, Thailand]  General reference
 Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1880. p.116 [Port Douglas]  General reference
 Thiele, J. 1930. p.568 [Trochus (Tectus) obeliscus, Shark Bay, Western Australia]  General reference
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.40 [fig. 55]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.89 General reference
 Wilson, B.R. & Gillett, K. 1971. p.26 [pl. 9, fig. 12, 12a]  General reference


                Name Author, Year
                    Trochidae Rafinesque, 1815
                      Trochinae Rafinesque, 1815
                        Trochini Rafinesque, 1810
                          Tectus Montfort, 1810
                            Tectus (Tectus) Montfort, 1810
                              Tectus (Tectus) pyramis (Born, 1778)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=6666) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-07-21.