Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Anatoma Woodward, 1859

Compiler and date details

September 2014 - Des Beechey & Winston F. Ponder, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

December 2012 - Des Beechey, Peter U. Middelfart, Winston F. Ponder & Stephanie Baccarella, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia.



New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo Pacific, from Red Sea to Easter Island

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Eastern Province (12), Lord Howe Province (14), Central Eastern Transition (15), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Norfolk Island Province (21), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), 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), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Southwest Transition (7), Southern Province (8)

Other Regions

Australian Antarctic Territory

General References

Geiger, D. & Jansen, P. 2004. Revision of the Australian species of Anatomidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda). Zootaxa 415: 1-35 [6-25] (A.crispata is discussed as a possible member of the Australian fauna without reaching a conclusion)

Geiger, D.L. 2003. Phylogenetic assessment of characters proposed for the generic classification of recent Scissurellidae (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda) with a description of one new genus and six new species from Easter Island and Australia. Molluscan Research 23: 21-83 [46-47]

Geiger, D.L. & Sasaki, T. 2009. New Scissurellidae and Anatomidae from Manazuru, Sagami Bay, and Okinawa, Japan (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda). Molluscan Research 29(1): 1-16 [9-13]

Høisæter, T. & Geiger, D.L. 2011. Species of Anatoma (Gastropoda: Anatomidae) in Norwegian and adjacent waters, with the description of two new species. Nautilus 125(3): 89-112 [109-110]

Jansen, P. 1999. The Australian Scissurellidae. La Conchiglia 31(291): 47-55 [47-50]

Marshall, B.A. 2002. Some Recent scissurellids from the New Zealand region and remarks on some scissurellid genus group names (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda). Molluscan Research 22: 165-181 [176-179]

Moore, R.C. (ed.) 1960. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part I. Mollusca 1. Boulder, Colorado & Lawrence, Kansas : Geological Society of America & University of Kansas Press xxiii + 351 pp. [I221] (as subgenus of Scissurella)

Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp. [46] (as subgenus of Scissurella)

Zelaya, D.G. & Geiger, D.L. 2007. Species of Scissurellidae and Anatomidae from sub-Antarctic and Antarctic waters (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda). Malacologia 49(2): 393-443 [408-417]


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)
18-Aug-2011 SCISSURELLOIDEA 18-Aug-2011 MOVED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Stephanie Baccarella (AM) Dr Peter Middelfart (AM) Dr Winston Ponder (AM)
18-Aug-2011 18-Aug-2011 MOVED
04-Sep-2014 05-Aug-2011 MODIFIED
25-Jul-2011 MODIFIED