Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Monia (Monia) zelandica (Gray, 1843)

Jingle Shell (for Monia ione), Saddle Oyster (for Monia ione), Saddle Oyster Jingle Shell (for Monia ione)

Compiler and date details

December 2010 - Peter U. Middelfart, Winston F. Ponder & Des Beechey, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia



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

Extra Distribution Information

New Zealand

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


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)

Ecological Descriptors


Extra Ecological Information

In sandy mud attached to shell debris


General References

Allan, J.K. 1950. Australian shells: with related animals living in the sea, in freshwater and on the land. Melbourne : Georgian House xix, 470 pp., 45 pls, 112 text figs. [286] (as Monia ione)

Angas, G.F. 1867. On a new genus and some new species of marine Mollusca from Port Jackson, New South Wales. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1867: 908-935, pl. 44 [934]

Beu, A.G. 1967. Notes on Australasian Anomiidae (Mollusca, Bivalvia). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 9: 225-243 [235-237, text figs. 2e, 2f]

Cotton, B.C. 1961. South Australian Mollusca. Pelecypoda. Adelaide : W.L. Hawes, Government Printer 363 pp. [Date published Oct: Handbook of the Flora and Fauna of South Australia Series] [116, fig. 102] (as Monia ione Gray, 1849)

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 [M10]

Huber, M. 2010. Compendium of Bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world's marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks 901 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

Iredale, T. 1939. Mollusca. Part 1. British Museum (Natural History), London. Great Barrier Reef Expedition, 1928-29. Scientific Reports of the Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-1929 5(6): 209-425, pls 1-75 [405] (as Monia ione)

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 [12]

Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. Bivalves of Australia. Leiden : Backhuys Publishers Vol. 2 288 pp. [128, fig. 318] (as Monia zelandica (Gray, 1843))

Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. Marine molluscs of Victoria. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press & National Museum of Victoria 475 pp. [310, fig. 352] (as Monia ione)

May, W.L. 1921. A Checklist of the Mollusca of Tasmania. Hobart, Tasmania : Government Printer 114 pp. [11] (as Monia ione)

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. 3, fig. 17] (as Monia ione)

Oliver, W.R.B. 1923. Notes on New Zealand pelecypods. Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London 15(4): 179-188 [180] (as Monia furcata)

Pritchard, G.B. & Gatliff, J.H. 1904. Catalogue of the Marine Shells of Victoria. Part VIII. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria n.s. 17(1): 220-266 [261] (as Placunanomia ione)

Tate, R. 1886. The lamellibranchs of the Older Tertiary of Australia. Part I. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 8: 96-158 [101-102, pl. V, figs 7a, 7b] (as Placunamonia ione)

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]

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]


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)
22-Aug-2023 BIVALVIA 22-Aug-2023 MOVED Mr Des Beechey Ingo Burghardt Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
26-Nov-2012 26-Nov-2012 MOVED
14-Jun-2013 14-Dec-2010 MOVED
25-Nov-2010 25-Nov-2010 MOVED
25-Nov-2010 MODIFIED