Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Architectonica Röding, 1798

Compiler and date details

2011 - Des Beechey & Winston Ponder, Australian Museum, Sydney

  • Architectonica Röding, 1798 [Museum Boltenianum, 2: 78; Architectoma [Gray, 1847] is an incorrect subsequent spelling or an unjustified emendation. Senior objective synonym of Solarium].
    Type species:
     Trochus perspectivus Linnaeus, 1758 by subsequent designation (Gray, 1847, Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 15: 151).


Excluded Taxa


ARCHITECTONICIDAE: Architectonica taylori (Hanley, 1862) — Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. Queensland and Great Barrier Reef shells. Brisbane : Jacaranda Press 210 pp. (record of Architectonica taylori (Hanley, 1862) a misidenitification); Bieler, R. 1993. Architectonicidae of the Indo-Pacific (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Verhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg 30: 1-377 (reported not to occur in Australia)




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

Extra Distribution Information

Temperate and Tropical Indo-West Pacific, Sri Lanka, Indo-Arabia, Pakistan, Oman, Red Sea, Philippines, Japan, East Africa, Eastern Indian Ocean, South Yemen, Persian Gulf, Central and East Indian Ocean, Papua New Guinea, Moluccas, Indo-China, Gulf of Oman, Indonesia, Seychelles, Central and East Indian Ocean.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

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)
03-Oct-2018 HETEROBRANCHIA 21-Mar-2022 MODIFIED Ingo Burghardt (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri
03-Oct-2018 HETEROSTROPHA 21-Mar-2022 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
03-Oct-2018 21-Mar-2022 MODIFIED
09-Sep-2011 MODIFIED