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Gastropoda Name Trochidae 

Clanculus plebejus (Philippi, 1852)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Mesoclanculus plebejus auct.
   Trochus plebejus Philippi, 1852
   Clanculus plebejus (Philippi, 1852)
   Clanculus nodiliratus A. Adams, 1853
   Clanculus angeli Tenison-Woods, 1877
   Gibbula multicarinatus Tenison-Woods, 1877
   Clanculus dominicanus Tenison-Woods, 1877
   Clanculus plabeius Pritchard & Gatliff, 1902

Common Name

Plebeian Clanculus p.61 [For Mesoclanculus plebejus]      Allan, J. 1950.  
Plebian Top Shell p.138      Cotton, B.C. 1959.  


Sydney, NSW to Cape Naturaliste, WA {WILSON1993A}. Boat Harbour, New South Wales to Geraldton, Western Australia {Jansen1995a}

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


depth: continental shelf 
depth: intertidal [ Intertidal to 50 m {WILSON1993A}. Intertidal to 15 m {Jansen1995a}. ]
depth: subtidal 
substrate: under stones 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.61 [ fig. 7a, as Mesoclanculus plebejus. ]  General reference
 Angas, G.F. 1865. p.179 [ as Clanculus nodoliratus. ]  General reference
 Angas, G.F. 1871. p.96 [ as Clanculus nodoliratus. ]  General reference
 Cotton, B.C. 1959. p.138, fig. 73 [ As Mesoclanculus plebejus. Distribution and ecology ]  General reference
 Fischer, P. 1878. p.243 [ pl. 93, fig. 2, as Trochus plebejus. ]  General reference
 Hardy, G.H. 1916. p.62 [ as Clanculus angeli, as Clanculus dominicanus and p. 68 as Gibbula multicarinata. ]  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1916. p.178 [ as Clanculus plebeius (sic) ]  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1918. p.M42 [ as Eurytrochus plebejus. ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. 1924. p.224 [ designation of C. plebejus as type of Mesoclanculus Iredale ibid. ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.32 General reference
 Jansen, P. 1995. p.59, pl. 3, figs. 16-18 [ Synonymy, description, distribution and discussion. ]  General reference
 Ludbrook, N.H. 1978. p.96 [ as Clanculus ( Mesoclanculus) plebejus, stratigraphic records from ?Early Pleistocene to Holocene. ]  General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. 1966. p.212 [ as Clanculus ( Mesoclanculus) plebejus. ]  General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. p.73 [ as Clanculus ( Mesoclanculus) plebejus. ]  General reference
 May, W. L 1903. [ as Clanculus angeli, as Clanculus dominicanus, and as Gibbula multicarinata. ]  General reference
 May, W. L. 1921. p.37 General reference
 May, W.L. 1923. pl. 18, fig. 13  General reference
 Petterd, W. 1879. p.354 [ as Gibbula multicarinata. ]  General reference
 Philippi, R.A. 1855. p.326, pl. 46, fig. 10 [ As Trochus plebejus. ]  General reference
 Phillips, D.A.B., Handreck, C.P., Bock, P.E., Burn, R., Smith, B.J., & Staples, D.A. 1984. p.40, text fig. [ Habitat and distribution ]  General reference
 Pilsbry, H.A. 1889. p.79 [ pl. 10, figs 19-22, pl. 13, figs 1-2, as Trochus plebejus; p. 60, as Trochus angeli, p. 59 as Trochus dominicanus. ]  General reference
 Singleton, F. A. 1937. p.389 [ as Clanculus ( Mesoclanculus) plebejus. ]  General reference
 Tate, R. & May, W. L. 1901. p.401 General reference
 Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1879. p.40 [ as Clanculus nodiliratus, as Clanculus angeli, as Clanculus dominicanus, as Clanculus nodoliratus, and p. 42 as Gibbula multicarinata ]  General reference
 Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1880. p.69 [ as Clanculus angeli, as Clanculus dominicanus, as Clanculus nodoliratus, and p. 70 as Gibbula multicarinata. ]  General reference
 Whitelegge, T. 1889. p.271 [ as Trochus nodoliratus. ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.88, text fig. [ Description, distribution and habitat. ]  General reference


                Name Author, Year
                    Trochidae Rafinesque, 1815
                      Trochinae Rafinesque, 1815
                        Trochini Rafinesque, 1810
                          Clanculus Montfort, 1810
                            Clanculus plebejus (Philippi, 1852)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=6785) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-29.