Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Bufonaria rana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Frog Shell



Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, marine, mud-silt, sand.

Extra Ecological Information

To 55 m


General References

Abbott, R.T. & Dance, S.P. 1982. Compendium of Seashells: a colour guide to more than 4,200 of the world's marine shells. New York : E. P. Dutton pp. i-x, 1-411. [128, text fig.]

Beu, A.G. 1987. Taxonomy of gastropods of the families Ranellidae (= Cymatiidae) and Bursidae. Pt 2. Descriptions of 14 new Indo-West Pacific species and subspecies, with revisions of related taxa. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 13: 273-355 [333, figs 222-228]

Beu, A.G. 1998. Indo-West Pacific Ranellidae, Bursidae and Personidae. A monograph of the New Caledonian fauna, with revisions of related taxa. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris [1936-1950] 178: 1-256 [19]

Beu, A.G. 1999. Ranellidae, Bursidae and Personidae of Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Honshu, Japan. The Yuriyagai 7(1): 1-91 [47, figs 89-98]

Brazier, J. 1877. List of marine shells, with descriptions of the new species collected during the 'Chevert' Expedition. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1(3): 169-181 [175]

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [15, pl. 10]

Hinton, A. 1972. Shells of New Guinea and the central Indo-Pacific. Milton : Jacaranda Press xviii 94 pp. [12, fig. 20]

MacNeil, F.S. 1960. Tertiary and Quaternary Gastropoda of Okinawa. United States Geological Survey Professional Papers 339: i-iv, 1-148, 19 pls [60, pl. 13, fig. 5]

Schepman, M.M. 1909. The Prosobranchia of the Siboga Expedition. Part 2. Taenioglossa and Ptenoglossa. 109-231, pls 10-16 in Weber, M. (ed.). Siboga Expeditie. Leiden : Brill Vol. 49. [117]

Watson, R.B. 1886. Report on the Scaphopoda and Gastropoda collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger 1873–1876, Zoology 15(42): 756 pp., 50 pls [397]

Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. Seashells of Western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 207 pp. [84, fig. 274]

Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp. [226, pl. 43, figs 1a-b]

Wilson, B.R. & Gillett, K. 1971. Australian shells: illustrating and describing 600 species of marine gastropods found in Australian waters. Sydney : Reed Books 168 pp. [80, pl. 54, fig. 6]


Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [15, pl. 10] (Frog Shell)


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)
01-Jun-2021 TONNOIDEA 13-Nov-2015 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
08-Mar-2012 MODIFIED