Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Saccella dohrni (Hanley, 1861)

Dohrn's Elegant Nut Shell

Compiler and date details

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

August 2002 - Peter U. Middelfart, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia.


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, 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), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

To 38.5 m (see Lamprell & Healy 1998)


General References

Angas, G.F. 1867. A list of species of marine Mollusca found in Port Jackson harbour, New South Wales, and on the adjacent coasts, with notes on their habits etc. Part II. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1867: 912-935 [932]

Gatliff, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1922. Additions to and alterations in the catalogue of Victorian marine Mollusca. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria n.s. 34(2): 128–161 [161]

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 [294]

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. 1929. Mollusca from the continental shelf of eastern Australia. No. 2. Records of the Australian Museum 17(4): 157-189, pls 38-41 (new combination; as Scaeoleda dohrni)

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 (general reference; as Scaeoleda dohrni and S. tragulata)

Lamprell, K. & Healy, J. 1998. Bivalves of Australia. Leiden : Backhuys Publishers Vol. 2 288 pp. [40, fig. 38]

Macpherson, J.H. & Gabriel, C.J. 1962. Marine molluscs of Victoria. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press & National Museum of Victoria 475 pp. [271] (as S. dohrni and S. hanleyi)


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)
17-Aug-2012 17-Aug-2012 MOVED
23-Oct-2014 17-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
23-Oct-2014 14-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
03-Aug-2010 MODIFIED