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Species Neotrigonia margaritacea (Lamarck, 1804)

Common Brooch Shell, Southern Brooch Shell

Compiler and date details

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

Generic Combinations

  • Neotrigonia margaritacea (Lamarck, 1804).




New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


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.

Extra Ecological Information

To about 70 m


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. [276-277, pl. 31, fig. 11]

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 [931]

Chapman, F. & Gabriel, C.J. 1914. Descriptions of New and Rare fossils obtained by Deep Boring in the Mallee. ii. Mollusca. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria XXVI: 301-330, 5 pl. [328, pl. 25, fig. 11] (record live specimen from Bass Strait)

Coleman, N. 1981. What shell is that? Sydney : Lansdowne Press, Sydney 308 pp. [39, pl. 91]

Darragh, T.A. 1986. The Cainozoic Trigoniidae of Australia. Alcheringa 10: 1-34 [27-30]

Healy, J.M. 1996. Spermatozoan ultrastructure in the trigonioid bivalve Neotrigonia margaritacea Lamarck (Mollusca): comparison with other bivalves, especially Trigonioida and Unionoida. Helgoländer Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen 50: 259-264

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 [156]

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 [M8]

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. 1924. Results from Roy Bell's molluscan collections. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 49(3): 179–279, pls 33–36 [192-193]

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 [9]

Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. Bivalves of Australia. Bathurst, New South Wales : Crawford House Press Vol. 1 xiv 182 pp. [40, no. 109]

Ludbrook, N.H. 1984. Quaternary molluscs of South Australia. South Australian Department of Mines and Energy, Handbook 9: 1-327 [168, fig. 43h]

Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. Marine molluscs of Victoria. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press & National Museum of Victoria 475 pp. [312-313, fig. 354]

Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. Marine molluscs of Victoria. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press & National Museum of Victoria 475 pp. [312-313, fig. 354]

May, W.L. 1910. Additions to the catalogue of the marine shells of Tasmania. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1910: 306-313 [313]

May, W.L. 1921. A Checklist of the Mollusca of Tasmania. Hobart, Tasmania : Government Printer 114 pp. [10]

May, W.L. 1923. Illustrated Index of Tasmanian shells. Supplementary to the check list issued in 1921. Hobart : Government Printer 100 pp. [pl. 3, fig. 4]

McMichael, D.F. 1960. Shells of the Australian sea-shore. Brisbane : Jacaranda Press 127 pp., 287 figs. [Date published December] [20, fig. 9]

Morton, B. 1987. The functional morphology of Neotrigonia margaritacea (Bivalvia: Trigoniacea), with a discussion of phylogenetic affinities. Records of the Australian Museum 39(6): 339-354

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 [235-237]

Smith, E.A. 1885. Report on the Lamellibranchiata collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger 1873–1876, Zoology 13(35): 1-341, 25 pls [224]

Tate, R. 1887. A revision of the Recent lamellibranch and palliobranch Mollusca of South Australia. Transactions and Proceedings and Report of the Royal Society of South Australia 9: 76-111 [101-102]

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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)
11-Aug-2014 11-Aug-2014 MOVED
28-Jul-2014 28-Jul-2014 MOVED
30-Apr-2013 01-May-2013 MODIFIED
11-Aug-2010 MODIFIED