Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Cancellothyris hedleyi Finlay, 1927



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

Extra Distribution Information

From AMS collection and literature.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), 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), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Transition (5)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • 200 m bathymetric: Bass Strait, Central E coast, Central W coast, G. Aust. Bight, Lower E coast, Lower W coast, NE coast, NW coast, S Gulfs coast, SW coast, Tas. Coast

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, filter-feeder, marine, subtidal.


General References

Gatliff, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1914. List of Recent Victorian Brachiopoda. The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria 30(11): 210-214 [211] (record from Vic.)

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 [288]

Hedley, C. 1916. A preliminary index of the Mollusca of Western Australia. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Western Australia 1: 152-226 [223] (Western Australia record)

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 [113]

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. 47, fig. 12] (illustration)

Moore, R.C. 1965. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part H. Brachiopoda. New York : The Geological Society of America, Inc. and The University of Kansas Press Vol. 2 pp. H523-H927. [H807]

Richardson, J.R. 1997. Chapter 19. Brachiopods (Phylum Brachiopoda). pp. 999-1027 in Shepherd, S.A. & Davies, M. (eds). Marine invertebrates of Southern Australia. Richmond, SA : South Australian Research and Development Institute & Flora and Fauna of South Australia Handbook Committee Vol. 3 pp. 902-1264. [1013] (fig. 19.8c, d, pl. 66.4; description, distribution, ecology)

Verco, J.C. 1910. The Brachiopods of South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 34: 89-99 [95] (depth records)

Whitelegge, T. 1889. List of the Marine and Freshwater Invertebrate Fauna of Port Jackson and the Neighbourhood. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 23: 1-161 [131] (Sydney Harbour)


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)
15-Sep-2022 MODIFIED