Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Megerlina lamarckiana (Davidson, 1854)



New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

From AMS collection material 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)


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)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

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

Ecological Descriptors

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

Extra Ecological Information

Common under limestone slabs on rocky bottoms.


General References

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] (distribution indication of Sydney, NSW to SA in shallow water)

Gatliff, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1914. List of Recent Victorian Brachiopoda. The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria 30(11): 210-214 [213] (recorded from Vic.)

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] (NSW record)

May, W.L. 1921. A Checklist of the Mollusca of Tasmania. Hobart, Tasmania : Government Printer 114 pp. [107] (Tas. 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. 16] (illustration of species)

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. [1017] (fig. 19.5a, 19.11c, d; 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 [442] (Tasmania record)

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] (Tas. record, ecological information)

Verco, J.C. 1910. The Brachiopods of South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 34: 89-99 [98] (SA records, 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 [132] (record 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)