OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

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Bivalvia Arcoida Glycymerididae 

Melaxinaea vitrea (Lamarck, 1819)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Pectunculus vitrea Lamarck, 1819
   Pectunculus novaguineensis Angas, 1879
   Melaxinaea labyrintha Iredale, 1930
   Melaxinaea litoralis Iredale, 1931

Common Name

Granulated Dog Cockle p.252      Allan, J. 1950.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea


depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ to 20m depth ]
substrate: sand 


 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. pl. 4, fig. 25 [ illustration, description, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Matsukuma, A. 1980. p.201, pl. 1, figs 1-3, pl. 2, fig. 6, pl. 4, fig. 2 [ synonymy, illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference


                  Glycymerididae Newton, 1922
                    Melaxinaea Iredale, 1930
                      Melaxinaea vitrea (Lamarck, 1819)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16085) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-21.