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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Gastropoda (class)  »  Vetigastropoda (unassigned) (order)  »  Calliostomatidae (family)

CAAB Code: 24 047000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
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Rank: Family
CAAB category: 24 - Mollusca - Gastropoda Gastropods (univalve molluscs, slugs, snails etc.)
Family: 24 47 Calliostomatidae (top shells) - show full list
Common Name: top shells
Organism Type: top shells
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Child Codes: 24 047901     Astele spp.
24 047907     Bathyfautor spp.
24 047916     Benthastelena spp.
24 047902     Calliostoma spp.
24 047919     Callistele spp.
24 047903     Carinastele spp.
24 047918     Coralastele spp.
24 047904     Dactylastele spp.
24 047909     Falsimargarita spp.
24 047908     Fautrix spp.
24 047905     Laetifautor spp.
24 047910     Margarella spp.
24 047914     Maurea spp.
24 047911     Otukaia spp.
24 047915     Phenacomargarites spp.
24 047906     Selastele spp.
24 047912     Thysanodonta spp.
24 047917     Tristichotrochus spp.
24 047913     Venustatrochus spp.
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Taxon Notes:This family was previously considered a subfamily within the Trochidae. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2018-07-13
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Scientific Name
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Marshall, B.A., 2016. New species of Venustatrochus Powell, 1951 from New Zealand, and new species of Falsimargarita Powell, 1951 and a new genus of the Calliostomatidae from the southwest Pacific, with comments on some other calliostomatid genera (Mollusca: Gastropoda)., Molluscan Research, Vol. 36(2): 119-141.
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