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Bivalvia Pterioida Pinnidae 

Pinna muricata Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Pinna cebuensis auct
   Pinna philippinarum auct
   Pinna philippensis auct
   Pinna muricata Linnaeus, 1758
   Pinna nebulosa Lightfoot, 1786
   Pinna tenera Lightfoot, 1786
   Pinna papyracea Gmelin, 1791
   Pinna semi-costata Conrad, 1837
   Pinna virgata Menke, 1843
   Pinna semicostata Reeve, 1858
   Pinna zebuensis Reeve, 1858
   Pinna philippinensis Reeve, 1858
   Pinna rumphii Reeve, 1858
   Pinna trigonalis Pease, 1861
   Pinna aequilatera Von Martens, 1880
   Pinna (Atrina) strangei Prashad, 1932
   Pinna hawaiensis Dall, Bartsch & Rehder, 1938
   Quantulopinna delsa howensis Iredale, 1939
   Quantulopinna delsa Iredale, 1939

Common Name

Prickly Pen Shell p.188      Rosewater, J. 1961.  
Prickly Razor Clam p.40, pl.41B      Wilson, B 2002.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaSudan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricLower E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaGulf of Aden
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaSaudi Arabia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.318 


depth: continental shelf 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: sea grass bed [ eel grass sand flats. also Thalassia beds (Cocos-Keeling Island) ]
salinity: brackish [ tolerant to fresh water at mouths of rivers ]
substrate: mud 
substrate: mud       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.57 
substrate: rocks 
substrate: sand 
substrate: sand       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.57 
substrate: silt 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.270, text fig. 64, 8 [ As Q. delsa; description, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Fischer-Piette, E. 1974. p.18 [extensive synonymy, subsequent references, and distribution]  General reference
 Habe, T. 1964. p.171, pl. 52, fig.1 General reference
 Iredale, T. 1939. p.311, pl. 4, fig. 16 [ as Quantilopinna delsa; extensive discussion of the identity of P. muricata and other herein synonymised taxa. This discussion is not mentioned in Rosewater (1961), which indicates that the material presented by Iredale might not have been considered. ]  Synonomy
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.9 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.515, 158D, 165B [ synonymy, description, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.14, pl. 5, fig. 29 [ Synonymy, description, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Maes, V.O. 1967. p.156 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.57 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.57 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.57 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.57 Anatomy
 Rosewater, J. 1961. p.188 [pls, 141, 143, 144, 145; distribution, ecology, synonymy, taxonomy]  General reference
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.368, fig. 408 General reference
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.154, fig. 570 General reference


                  Pinnidae Leach, 1819
                    Pinna Linnaeus, 1758
                      Pinna muricata Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16130) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Peter Ulrik Middelfart on 2004-01-19.