Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Anakinetica cumingii (Davidson, 1852)



New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Found between 31°–39°S and 113°–154°E.

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)


Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 m bathymetric: Bass Strait, G. Aust. Bight, Lower E coast, Lower W coast, S Gulfs coast, SW coast, Tas. Coast

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, filter-feeder, marine, subtidal.

Extra Ecological Information

Free living in sediments; pedicle used to adjust the individual to varying levels of sediment.


General References

Gatliff, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1914. List of Recent Victorian Brachiopoda. The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria 30(11): 210-214 [212] (recorded from Bass Strait)

Hedley, C. 1918. A checklist of the marine fauna of New South Wales. Part 1. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 51: M1–M120 [114] (record from NSW)

May, W.L. 1921. A Checklist of the Mollusca of Tasmania. Hobart, Tasmania : Government Printer 114 pp. [107] (record from Tas.)

May, W.L. 1923. An illustrated index of Tasmanian shells: with 47 plates and 1052 species. Hobart : Government Printer 100 pp. [Date published 31 July 1923] [pl. 47, fig. 20] (illustration)

Mineur, R.J. & Richardson, J.R. 1984. Free and mobile brachiopods from New Zealand Oligocene deposits and Australian waters. Alcheringa 8(3-4): 327-334 [327] (illustrations and discussion of epibenthic behaviour and pedicle system)

Richardson, J.R. 1987. Brachiopods from carbonate sands of the Australian shelf. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 99(1-2): 37-50 [38]

Richardson, J.R. 1997. Chapter 19. Brachiopods (Phylum Brachiopoda). pp. 999-1027 in Shepherd, S.A. & Davies, M. (eds). Marine invertebrates of Southern Australia. Richmond, SA : South Australian Research and Development Institute & Flora and Fauna of South Australia Handbook Committee Vol. 3 pp. 902-1264. [1020] (figs 19.5c, 19.6a, 19.12c, d; description, distribution, ecology)

Verco, J.C. 1910. The Brachiopods of South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 34: 89-99 [97] (synonymy, collection records in SA, depth data)

Whitelegge, T. 1889. List of the Marine and Freshwater Invertebrate Fauna of Port Jackson and the Neighbourhood. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 23: 1-161 [132] (record from Sydney Harbour)


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)