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Gastropoda Name Trochidae 

Tectus (Tectus) niloticus (Linnaeus, 1767)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Trochus niloticus Linnaeus, 1767
   Trochus zebra Perry, 1811
   Astralium pagodus Tenison-Woods, 1879
   Trochus montebelloensis Preston, 1914

Common Name

Button Shell p.58      Allan, J. 1950.  
Button Trochus p.171      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Trochus p.90, pl.91      Wilson, B 2002.  


  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.18 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.32 


depth: intertidal 
depth: lower intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: rock bottom 


 Adams, A. 1853. p.150 [north Australia]  General reference
 Adams, H. & Adams, A. 1854. p.412 [pl. 46, fig. 7]  General reference
 Allan, J. 1947.  General reference
 Allan, J. 1950. p.57 [fisheries, reproduction]  General reference
 Basedow, H. 1918. p.162, 166 [pl. 17, fig. 2]  General reference
 Blainville, H.M.D. de 1828. p.449 General reference
 Brazier, J. 1877. p.42 [Darnley Island]  General reference
 Coleman, N. 1981. p.171 [fig. 494]  General reference
 Cossmann, M. 1918. p.184 [text fig. 61]  General reference
 Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.18 Distribution
 Demond, J. 1957. p.285 General reference
 Deshayes, G.P. 1843. p.132 [footnote]  General reference
 Dillwyn, L.W. 1817. p.760 General reference
 Fischer, P. 1875. p.66 [pl. 10, north Australia]  General reference
 Gmelin, J.F. 1791. p.3565 General reference
 Hanley, S. 1855. p.312, 527 General reference
 Hedley, C. 1908. p.467 [discussion of A. pagodus]  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1916. p.177 General reference
 Hedley, C. 1917. p.69 General reference
 Hedley, C. 1917.  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1918. p.273 [Sunday Island, King Sound]  General reference
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.2 [fig. 1]  General reference
 Iredale, T. 1929. p.271 [generic considerations]  General reference
 Ladd, H.S. 1966. p.39 [pl. 4, fig. 25, fossil distribution]  General reference
 Lamarck, J.B.P. de M. 1822. p.17 General reference
 Lischke, C.E. 1869. p.91 General reference
 Lischke, C.E. 1869. p.84 General reference
 Lister, M. 1685. p.617 [fig. 3]  General reference
 MacNeil, F.S. 1960. p.75 [pl. 18, fig 3, 5, fossil and recent distribution]  General reference
 Martens, E.C. von 1867. p.100 [synonymy and comparison with T. maximus]  General reference
 Martens, E.C. von 1869. p.97 General reference
 Mathews, G.M. & Iredale, T. 1912. p.13 General reference
 McMichael, D.F. 1960. p.54 [fig. 94]  General reference
 Moorhouse, F.W. 1932.  General reference
 Moorhouse, F.W. 1933.  General reference
 Philippi, R.A. 1847. p.32 [pl. 7, fig. 1, pl. 8, fig. 1]  General reference
 Pilsbry, H.A. 1889. p.17 [pl. 1, figs 5-8, fig. 1 (operculum); north Australia]  General reference
 Preston, H.B. 1914. p.16 [text fig., Montebello Island, Western Australia]  General reference
 Quoy, J.R. & Gaimard, J.P. 1834. [pl. 62, fig. 12, animal]  General reference
 Randles, W.B. 1904.  General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1862. [pl. 5, sp. 3]  General reference
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.31 [pl. 1, fig. 16]  General reference
 Rumphius, G.E. 1705. [pl. 21, fig. A, fig. 3, 4]  General reference
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.256 [fig. 12]  General reference
 Schepman, M.M. 1908. p.37 [several localities in Indonesia]  General reference
 Schmeltz, J.D.K. 1874. p.146 [Port Denison]  General reference
 Seba, A. 1758. p.3 [pl. 75, medio]  General reference
 Talavera, ?. & Faustino, ? 1931.  General reference
 Tantanasiriwong, R. 1978. p.5 [fig. 18]  General reference
 Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1879. p.110 [Moreton Bay, Queensland]  General reference
 Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1880. p.116 [Posrt Douglas, Queensland]  General reference
 Troschel, F.H. 1879. p.224 [pl. 21, fig. 11, radula]  General reference
 Watson, R.B. 1886. p.50 [north Australia]  General reference
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.40 [fig. 52]  General reference
 Yen, T.-C. 1942. p.178 General reference


                Name Author, Year
                    Trochidae Rafinesque, 1815
                      Trochinae Rafinesque, 1815
                        Trochini Rafinesque, 1810
                          Tectus Montfort, 1810
                            Tectus (Tectus) Montfort, 1810
                              Tectus (Tectus) niloticus (Linnaeus, 1767)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=6672) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-01-28.