List of molluscs of the Houtman Abrolhos facts for kids
This list of molluscs of the Houtman Abrolhos includes 492 species of marine molluscs which have been recorded from the waters of the Houtman Abrolhos, an island group in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia.
These molluscs are predominantly gastropods (346 species, 70%) and bivalves (124, 25%); the remaining 5% of species consist of cephalopods (14 species), chitons (5 species) and scaphopods (4 species).
About two thirds of the species have a tropical distribution, temperate species account for 20%, and the remaining 11% are endemic to Western Australia.
- Spirula spirula (Ram's horn squid)
- Sepia chirotrema
- Sepia cultrata
- Sepia irvingi
- Sepia novaehollandiae
- Sepia papuensis
- Sepia apama (Australian giant cuttlefish)
- Euprymna tasmanica (Southern dumpling squid)
- Loligo chinensis
- Sepioteuthis lessoniana
- Hapalochlaena cf. maculosa (Southern blue-ringed octopus)
- Hapalochlaena lunulata (Greater blue-ringed octopus)
- Octopus flindersi
- Ischnochiton cariosus
- Ischnochiton sp.
- Cryptoplax hartmeyeri
- Cryptoplax striata
- Onithochiton quercina
- Dentalium elephantinum
- Dentalium formosum
- Dentalium bisexangulatum
- Solecurtus sulcatus
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