Northwest Australian Shelf province


This province covers the following two ecoregions: 144. Exmouth to Broome; 145. Ningaloo.

Wilson (2013) listed the Olividae, Ancillariidae and Bellolividae of the province, regognising an additional ecoregion named Pilbara, south of Broome (follwing: Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006).

Alocospira rosea Macpherson, 1959 Figure wanted
Ancillista cingulata (Sowerby, 1830) Figure wanted
Ancillista muscae (Pilsbry, 1926)

Entire coastline[144-145]

RV 2045. Australia, Western Australia, Broome; 1987. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Acutoliva panniculata kurzi (Petuch & Sargent, 1986)

Vicinity of Broome, probably northward [144]

RV 0778. Australia, Western Australia, Roebuck Bay, near Broome, on sand at low tide. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Miniaceoliva caerulea (Röding, 1798) Figure coming
Miniaceoliva irisans (Lamarck, 1811)


Figure wanted

Miniaceoliva ornata (Marrat, 1867)


RV 0914a. Australia, Western Australia, North West Cape, Yardie Creek; snorkeled, depth 2-3 m, in sand, inside reef. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Oliva brettinghami Bridgman, 1909

RV 1429a. Australia, Western Australia, Northwest Cape, Bundegi Reef, in sand, low tide, at night. Scale bar is 1 cm.

Viduoliva vidua (Röding, 1798) Figure coming
Belloliva sp. Figure wanted

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith