Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Phallomedusa solida (Martens, 1878)

  • Amphibola solida Martens, E.C. von 1878. in Schacko, G. Die zungenbewaffnung der Gattung Amphibola. Jahrbücher der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft 5: 1-9 [2].
    Type data:
     Holotype ZMB 22207, Australia.




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

E and SE coast of Australia, from N QLD to SA and NW TAS (based on AMS collections).

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: Central E coast, Lower E coast
    • Queensland: Central E coast, NE coast
    • South Australia: Bass Strait
    • Tasmania: Bass Strait, Tas. coast
    • Victoria: Bass Strait

Ecological Descriptors

Detritivore, mangrove, mudflats, salt marsh.

Extra Ecological Information



General References

Golding, R.E., Ponder, W.F. & Byrne, M. 2007. Taxonomy and anatomy of Amphiboloidea (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Archaeopulmonata). Zootaxa 1476: 1-50 [19] (as Phallomedusa solida (Martens,1878))

Laws, H.M. 1967. The cytology of Salinator solida (von Martens) (Mollusca : Amphibolidae). Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 15: 495-496 (chromosomes)

Roach, A.C., Hunt, A.M. & Ward, J.A. 1989. Factors related to the intra and inter-specific zonation of two pulmonate gastropods Salinator solida (Lamarck) and Ophicardelus ornatus (Ferussac). Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 10: 59-67 (ecology, zonation)

Schacko, G. 1878. Die Zungenbewaffung der Gattung Amphibola. Jahrbücher der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft 5: 1-9 (radula)

Woolacott, L. 1945. The establishment of Salinator fragilis Lamarck and Salinator solida von Martens as two distinct species in Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 1944–1945: 35-38


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)
12-Feb-2010 (import)