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Bivalvia Pterioida Pinnidae 

Atrina (Atrina) vexillum (Born, 1778)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   rudis Linnaeus, 1767
   Pinna rudis var. B Linnaeus, 1767
   Pinna vexillum Born, 1778
   Atrina vexillum (Born, 1778)
   Pinna nigricans LIGHTFOOT, 1786
   Pinna nigricans Lightfoot, 1786
   Pinna exusta Gmelin, 1791
   Pinna exusta GMELIN, 1791
   Pinna gubernaculum Röding, 1798
   Pinna gubernaculum RÖDING, 1798
   Pinna adusta Dillwyn, 1817
   Pinna nigra Dillwyn, 1817
   Pinna nigra DILLWYN, 1817
   Pinna adjusta DILLWYN, 1817
   Pinna nigrina Lamarck, 1819
   Pinna nigrina LAMARCK, 1819
   Pinna gouldi REEVE, 1858
   Pinna gouldii Reeve, 1858
   Pinna hystrix HANLEY, 1858
   Pinna hystrix Hanley, 1858
   Pinna oahua DALL, BARTSCH & REHDER, 1938
   Atrina recta DALL, BARTSCH & REHDER, 1938
   Pinna oahua Dall, Bartsch and Rehder, 1938
   Atrina (Atrina) recta Dall, Bartsch and Rehder, 1938
   Atrina gouldii banksiana Iredale, 1939
   Atrina gouldii banksiana IREDALE, 1939
   Atrina (Servatrina) tenuis Habe, 1953
   Atrina (Servatrina) linguafelis Habe, 1953

Common Name

Flag Atrina p.204      Rosewater, J. 1961.  
Flag Razor Shell p.159, pl. 476      Coleman, N. 1981.  
Gould's Razor Shell p.22, fig. 11      McMichael, D.F. 1960.  
Kuro-tairagi B336 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: B336]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  
Murasaki-tairagi B336 [Higo et al, 1999, species number: B336]       Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999.  


Central east Africa to eastern Polynesia; Western Pacific, South Western Pacific, Central Pacific, Eastern Pacific and Australia

  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaSudan
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Western Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed SeaSaudi Arabia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaGulf of Aden
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaCambodia
     Try, I. 2001. p.390 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.59 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.318 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.271 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa


depth: continental shelf [ Collected alive in 20 fathoms in Hawaii ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: subtidal 
habitat: rock reef [ Collected in sandy eel grass patches on reefs ]
habitat: sea grass bed [ sandy eel grass patches on reefs ]
substrate: mud       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.57 
substrate: sand 
substrate: sand       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.57 


 Coleman, N. 1981. p.159, pl. 476 [ illustration, habitat, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Habe, T. 1953. p.194, pl. 25, fig. 7 [ as A. (Servatrina) linguafelis; description, illustration, type locality ]  General reference
 Habe, T. 1964. p.171, pl. 52, fig. 7 [ as A. vexillum gouldii; description, illustration, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Habe, T. 1964. p.171, pl. 52, fig. 6 [ as P. (Exitopinna) linguafelis; illustration, description, habitat ]  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1924. p.153 [ synonymy, habitat, discussion of name ]  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1924. p.150, pl. 20, figs 11, 12 [ as P. gouldii; illustration, synonymy, description ]  General reference
 Hedley, C. 1924. p.151 [ as P. nigra; synonymy, habitat, description ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. 1939. p.316, pl. 4, fig. 18 [ as A. gouldii banksiana; illustration, synonymy, description ]  General reference
 Iredale, T. & McMichael, D.F. 1962. p.10 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.515, fig. 165 D [ illustration, synonymy, description, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.14, pl. 5, fig. 30 [ illustration, description, synonymy, habitat, distribution ]  General reference
 McMichael, D.F. 1960. p.22, fig. 11 [ as A. gouldii; description, illustration, distribution, habitat ]  General reference
 Mukerjee, P.N. 1939. p.29, pl. 1, fig. 1 [ as P. (Atrina) sp. cf. vexillum; illustration, synonymy, distribution, description ]  General reference
 Odhner, N.H. 1917. p.7 [ as P. nigra; synonymy ]  Synonomy
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.56 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.56 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.56 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.56 Anatomy
 Oostingh, C.H. 1925. p.242 [ synonymy, distribution ]  Synonomy
 Rosewater, J. 1961. p.204 General reference
 Rosewater, J. 1961. p.205 Synonomy
 Satyamurti, S.T. 1956. p.26, pl. 8, fig. 3 [ as P. vexillum; illustration, description, distribution ]  General reference
 Wells, F.E. & Bryce, C.W. 1986. p.154, fig. 572 [ illustration, distribution ]  General reference


                  Pinnidae Leach, 1819
                    Atrina Gray, 1842
                      Atrina (Atrina) Gray, 1842
                        Atrina (Atrina) vexillum (Born, 1778)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16162) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Paul J. Morris on 2004-02-25.