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Chlorodiloma adelaidae
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Drawing with two views of a shell of Chlorodiloma adelaidae
Scientific classification
  • Austrocochlea adelaidae (Philippi, 1849)
  • Diloma adelaidae Pritchard, G.B. & Gatliff, J.H. 1902
  • Diloma australis Tenison-Woods, 1876
  • Gibbula adelaidae Adams, A. 1853
  • Gibbula depressa Tenison-Woods, 1876
  • Monodonta adelaidae (Philippi, 1849)
  • Monodonta (Chlorodiloma) adelaidae Tryon, G.W. 1889
  • Oxystele adelaidae Adams, H. & Adams, A. 1854
  • Trochocochlea australis Favanne, J. G. de 1784
  • Trochus adelaidae Philippi, 1849 (original description)
  • Trochus (Diloma) adelaidae Brazier, J. 1887
  • Trochus australis Petterd, W. 1879
  • Trochus (Diloma) australis Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1877

Chlorodiloma adelaidae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Trochidae, the top snails.


This species differs only from Chlorodiloma crinita in lacking the tooth at the base of the columella. The coloration, sculpture and form are identical.


This marine species is endemic to Australia and occurs off South Australia and Tasmania.

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  • Adams, H. & Adams, A. 1854. The genera of Recent Mollusca arranged according to their organization. London : John Van Voorst Vol. 1 pp. 257–484.
  • Tenison-Woods, J.E. 1877. On some new Tasmanian marine shells. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1876: 131-159
  • 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.
  • Petterd, W. 1879. Critical remarks on the Rev. J.E. Tenison-Woods' "Census of Tasmanian Shells". Journal de Conchyliologie 2(12): 353-354
  • Brazier, J. 1887. Trochidae and other genera of South Australia, with their synonyms. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 9: 116-125
  • Pritchard, G.B. & Gatliff, J.H. 1902. Catalogue of the marine shells of Victoria. Part V. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 14(2): 85-138
  • Singleton, F.A. 1937. Lady Julia Percy Island. 1935 Expedition. Mollusca. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 49: 387-396
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