Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Architectonica maxima (Philippi, 1849)

Large Sundial

Compiler and date details

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

Miscellaneous Literature Names




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Temperate and Tropical Indo-West Pacific, Eastern Indian Ocean, Philippines; Bieler, 1993: distribution map fig. 42, p. 55. 'Indian Ocean to western and central Pacific (Society Islands). Records from Madagascar, Australia and New Zealand in need of verification'

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, continental slope, marine, mud-silt, sand, subtidal.

Extra Ecological Information

'most depth records between 10 and 165 m'


Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [261, pl. 713] (Large Sundial)


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 01-May-2013 MODIFIED
09-Sep-2011 MODIFIED