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Species Bathyarca (Microcuculaea) perversidens Hedley, 1902

Little Cowl Shell

Compiler and date details

December 2010 - Peter U. Middelfart, Winston F. Ponder & Des Beechey, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia

August 2002 - Peter U. Middelfart, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia


Miscellaneous Literature Names

  • Bathyarca (Microcuculaea) perversidens Hedley, 1902.




New South Wales

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, marine, shallow subtidal, subtidal.

Extra Ecological Information

Depth up to 41 m.


General References

Allan, J.K. 1950. Australian shells: with related animals living in the sea, in freshwater and on the land. Melbourne : Georgian House xix, 470 pp., 45 pls, 112 text figs. [253]

Hedley, C. 1902. Mollusca. Part 1. Brachiopoda and Pelecypoda. Scientific results of the trawling expedition of H.M.C.S. Thetis, off the coast of New South Wales, in February and March, 1898. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 4: 287-324 [298, fig. 45]

Hedley, C. 1905. Mollusca from One Hundred and Eleven Fathoms, East of Cape Byron, New South Wales. Records of the Australian Museum 6: 41-54 figs 5-22 [41]

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 [M6]

Huber, M. 2010. Compendium of Bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world's marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. A reference list of the marine Mollusca of New South Wales. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 11: 1–109 [8] (as Microcucullaea perversidens)

Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. Bivalves of Australia. Leiden : Backhuys Publishers Vol. 2 288 pp. [60] (ecology, distribution)

Verco, J.C. 1907. Notes on South Australian marine Mollusca with descriptions of new species. Part VI. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 31: 213-230 [Date published 9 Dec] [222] (treats Bathyarca cybaea as a synonym after comm. with and agreement by C. Hedley. This has not been followed subsequently)


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)
22-Aug-2023 BIVALVIA 22-Aug-2023 MOVED Mr Des Beechey Ingo Burghardt Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
28-Jul-2014 28-Jul-2014 MOVED
24-Aug-2012 24-Aug-2012 MOVED
07-Aug-2012 14-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 01-Oct-2010 MODIFIED
15-Sep-2010 MODIFIED