Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus, 1758

Emperor Nautilus

Compiler and date details

1 November 2013 - Mark Norman, Museum Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

2 July 2001 - C.C. Lu, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan



Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Tropical NE and NW Australia

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: nectonic.

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, epipelagic, mesopelagic, tropical.


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-Nov-2013 NAUTILOIDEA 15-Jun-2015 MODIFIED Dr Mark Norman (NMV) Dr Julian Finn (NMV)
12-Feb-2010 (import)