Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Magellania flavescens (Lamarck, 1819)




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

Extra Distribution Information

Data also from AMS reference collection.

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, intertidal, marine, seagrass, shallow subtidal, subtidal.

Extra Ecological Information

Among rocks, pedcicle bonded to rocks, shell fragments or Pinna shells.


General References

Allan, R.S. 1939. Studies of the Recent and Tertiary Brachiopoda of Australia and New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum 4(5): 231-248 pls 29-31 [232]

Cotton, B.C. & Godfrey, F.K. 1943. A systematic list of the Echinodermata, Foraminifera, Hydroida, Brachiopoda of southern Australia. Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 3: 1-36 [32] (recorded from Sydney to SA including Tasmania, in 6-100 fathoms)

Dall, W.H. 1920. Annotated List of the recent Brachiopoda in the collection of the United States National Museum with descriptions of 33 new forms. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 57: 261-377 [361] (full synonymy)

Foster, M.W. 1974. Recent Antarctic and Subantarctic Brachiopods. Antarctic Research Series 21: 1-189 [137] (synonymy, distribution, description, etc.)

Gatliff, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1914. List of Recent Victorian Brachiopoda. The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria 30(11): 210-214 [211] (illustrations pl. 11, synomymy, distribution in Victoria)

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 [289] (NSW record, depth record)

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] (record from Western Australia)

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 [114] (record from NSW)

May, W.L. 1921. A Checklist of the Mollusca of Tasmania. Hobart, Tasmania : Government Printer 114 pp. [107] (Tasmanian record)

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. 18] (Tasmanian record)

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. [1023] (figs 19.5b, 19.13e, f, pl. 66.3; description, distribution, ecology)

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 [441] (Tasmanian record, considers T. australis a synonym)

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] (N. coast of Tasmania)

Verco, J.C. 1910. The Brachiopods of South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 34: 89-99 [96] (synonymy, records in SA)

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 [132] (as Waldheimia flavescens, from 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)
12-Feb-2010 (import)