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Gastropoda Name Turbinidae 

Astralium squamiferum (Koch, 1844)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Trochus fimbriatus Lamarck, 1822
   Trochus squamiferum Koch in Philippi, 1844
   Bellastraea kesteveni Iredale, 1924

Common Name

Star Shell p.81 [as Bellastraea kesteveni Iredale, 1924]      Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962.  
Scaly Star Shell p.98, pl.99D      Wilson, B 2002.  
Spiny Star p.70      Allan, J. 1950.  


Southern New South Wales to Geraldton, Western Australia (Wilson, 1993)

  ABRS RegionsAustraliaSouth Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaVictoria
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaTasmania
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricBass Strait
  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 RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricTas. coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia


depth: shallow subtidal 
habitat: sea grass bed 


 Cotton, B. C. 1959. p.254-255, fig. 173 [ as Bellastraea squamifera (Koch) ]  General reference
 Cotton, B.C. 1945. p.162 [ as Bellastraea squamifera (Koch) ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.34 General reference
 Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. p.81, fig. 108 [ as Bellastraea kesteveni Iredale, 1924 ]  General reference
 Pritchard, G.B. & Gatliff, J.H. 1906. p.64 [ as Astralium fimbriatum ]  Synonomy
 Wilson, B. 1993. p.109, pl. 13, fig. 4a-b General reference


                Name Author, Year
                    Turbinidae Rafinesque, 1815
                        Astralium Link, 1807
                          Astralium squamiferum (Koch, 1844)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=7209) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-21.