Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Calyptraea calyptraeformis (Lamarck, 1822)

Shelf Limpet

Generic Combinations




New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


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)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, marine, shallow subtidal, subtidal.

Extra Ecological Information

Attached to small stones or inner side of dead bivalves


General References

Beechey, D. 2007. Sigapatella calyptraeformis (Lamarck, 1822). (date accessed 20/01/2012)

Garrard, T.A. 1961. Mollusca collected by M. V. "Challenger" off the east coast of Australia. Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 5: 3–38 [11]

Hedley, C. 1913. Studies of Australian Mollusca. Part XI. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 38: 258–339 [288]

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 [44]

Knudsen, J. 1999. Observations on Calyptraea calyptraeformis (Lamarck, 1822) (Mollusca, Caenogastropoda) from Rottnest Island, Western Australia. In, The seagrass Flora and Fauna of Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum.

Macpherson, J.H. 1966. Port Phillip Survey 1957–1963. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne 27: 201–288 [217]

Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. Marine molluscs of Victoria. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press & National Museum of Victoria 475 pp. [130, fig 155]

May, W.L. 1921. A Checklist of the Mollusca of Tasmania. Hobart, Tasmania : Government Printer 114 pp. [57]

May, W.L. 1923. An illustrated index of Tasmanian shells: with 47 plates and 1052 species. Hobart : Government Printer 100 pp. [Date published 31 July 1923] [pl. 26, fig. 17]

McMichael, D.F. 1960. Shells of the Australian sea-shore. Brisbane : Jacaranda Press 127 pp., 287 figs. [Date published December] [68]

Pritchard, G.B. & Gatliff, J.H. 1900. Catalogue of the marine shells of Victoria. Part III. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 12(2): 170–205 [199]

Smith, E.A. 1915. British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition, 1910; Natural History Report, Mollusca Part 1 - Gastropoda Prosobranchia, Scaphopoda and Pelecypoda. Zoology (Jena) 2(4): 61-112, pls 1, 2 [83]

Tate, R. & May, W.L. 1901. A revised census of the marine Mollusca of Tasmania. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 26(3): 344-471 [376] (as Calyptraea tomentosa)

Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1879. Census; with brief descriptions of the marine shells of Tasmania and the adjacent islands. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1877: 26-57 [Date published 14 Jun] [38]

Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. Seashells of Western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 207 pp. [58]

Wilson, B. 1993. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, Western Australia : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 1 408 pp. [163, Pl. 22, figs 12a, b]


Common Name References

Coleman, N. 1975. What Shell is That? Sydney : Lansdowne Press 298 pp. [48] (Shelf Limpet)


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 CALYPTRAEOIDEA 20-Jan-2012 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
10-Jan-2012 MODIFIED