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Species Trochus stellatus Gmelin, 1791


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  • Trochus stellatus Gmelin J.F. 1791. Caroli a Linné. Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Lipsiae : Georg. Emanuel. Beer Vermes. Vol. 1(Part 6) pp. 3021-3910. [officially regarded by the ICZN Opinion 296 (26 Oct 1954) as the 13th edition of Systema Naturae] [3571].
  • Trochus stellaris Röding, P.F. 1798. Museum Boltenianum sive Catalogus cimeliorum e tribus regnis naturae quae olim collegerat Joa. Hamburg : Trappii 199 pp. [Date published September 1798] [81].
  • Trochus incrassatus Lamarck, J.B. 1822. Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres. Paris : J.B. Lamarck Vol. 7 711 pp. [20].
  • Trochus obesus Reeve, L.A. 1862. Monograph of the genus Trochus. pls 1-16 in Reeve, L.A. (ed). Conchologia Iconica. London : L. Reeve & Co. Vol. 13. [pl. XIII, fig. 75].
  • Pyramidea tubiferus Chenu, J.C. 1859. Manual de Conchyliologie et de Paléontologie Conchyliologique. Paris : V. Masson Vol. 1 i-vii, 508 pp. [357, fig. 2641] [may be unavaiable, if so Kiener in Fischer, 1880: p. 116, pl. 37, fig. 3 is the authority of the name].




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Andaman Islands, India, Indo-Malaysia, Oceania, Philippines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors



General References

Hedley, C. 1899. The Mollusca of Funafuti. Part 1. Gastropoda. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 3(7): 395-488, 49 text figs [Date published March 6] [404]

Hinton, A. 1972. Shells of New Guinea and the Central Indo-Pacific. Milton : Jacaranda Press xviii 94 pp. [2, fig. 6]

Ladd, H.S. 1966. Chitons and gastropods (Haliotidae through Adeorbidae) from the western Pacific Islands. United States Geological Survey Professional Papers 531: 1-98 16 pls [38, pl. 4, fig. 19]

Pilsbry, H.A. 1889-1890. Manual of Conchology. Philadelphia : Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia Series 1, Vol. 11 519 pp., pls 1-67. [pp. 1-208 issued 1889; pp. 209-519 issued 7 March 1890] [31, pl. 6, figs 62-63]

Rajagopal, A.S. & Mookherjee, H.P. 1978. Contributions to the molluscan fauna of India. Pt. I. Marine molluscs of the Coromandel Coast, Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar - Gastropoda: Archaeogastropoda. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 12: 1-48

Satyamurti, S.T. 1952. Mollusca of Krusadai Is. I. Amphineura and Gastropoda. Bulletin of the Madras Government Museum, Natural History ns 1(no. 2, pt 6): 267 pp., 34 pls [45, pl. 2, figs 7a, 7b]

Schepman, M.M. 1908. The Prosobranchia of the Siboga Expedition. Rhipidoglossa and Docoglossa. With an appendix by Prof. R. Bergh [Pectinobranchiata]. Siboga-Expéditie Report 49a(1): pp. 1-108, 9 pls [39]

Short, J.W. & Potter, D.G. 1987. Shells of Queensland and The Great Barrier Reef. Drummoyne, NSW : Golden press Pty Ltd 135 pp., 60 pl. [10, pl. 4, fig. 1]

Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp. [90]

Winckworth, R. 1936. Marine mollusca from South India and Ceylon, IV - X. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 22(1): 16-22 [17]


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
13-Sep-2011 13-Sep-2011 MOVED
09-Sep-2011 MODIFIED