Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Pleuroploca trapezium (Linnaeus, 1758)

Quadrangular Band Shell

Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west Pacific

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors



General References

Cotton, B.C. 1957. Family Fasciolariidae. Royal Society of South Australia Malacological Section 11: 4 pp. [1] (as Pleuroploca ferruginea)

Hinton, A. 1972. Shells of New Guinea and the central Indo-Pacific. Milton : Jacaranda Press xviii 94 pp. [32]

Melvill, J.C. & Standen, R. 1901. The Mollusca of the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, and the Arabian Sea, as evidenced mainly through the collections of Mr. F.W. Townsend, 1893-1900; with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1901(ii): 327-460 pls xxi-xxiv [418]

Oostingh, C.H. 1925. Report on a collection of recent shells from Obi and Halmahera, Molluccas. Mededeelingen van de Landbouwhoogeschool te Wageningen 29(1): 1–362 [156-8]

Snyder, M.A. 2003. Catalogue of the marine gastropod family Fasciolariidae. Philadelphia : Scientific Publications Department in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Special publication no. 21, pp. 1-431. [208]

Tantanasiriwong, R. 1978. An illustrated checklist of marine shelled gastropods from Phuket Island, adjacent mainland and offshore islands, Western Peninsula, Thailand. Phuket Marine Biological Center, Research Bulletin 21: 1-22, 259 figs [15]

Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1877. Census; with brief descriptions of the marine shells of Tasmania and the adjacent islands. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1877: 3-34 [30]

Wilson, B. 1994. Australian marine shells. Prosobranch gastropods. Kallaroo, WA : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 2 370 pp. [74]


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)
01-Jun-2021 BUCCINOIDEA 12-Nov-2014 MODIFIED Mr Des Beechey (AM) Ingo Burghardt Ms Anouk Mututantri (AM)
19-Mar-2012 MODIFIED