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Bivalvia Ostreoida Placunidae 

Placuna (Placuna) placenta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Placuna placentis auct.
   Anomia placenta Linnaeus, 1758
   Placuna orbicularis Philipsson in Retzius, 1758
   Ephippium transparens Röding, 1798
   Placuna ovalis Blainville, 1826

Common Name

Common Window Shell p.288      Allan, J. 1950.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaSouth China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaTaiwan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHainan
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast AfricaGulf of Aden
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaEast China Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanIndo-ArabiaIndia (W)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaMalaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.60 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.317 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaChinaHong Kong (Xianggang)
     Valentich-Scott, P. 2003. p.277 


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ to 20 m ]
habitat: intertial flats [ On surface of mud near mangroves, lying on the flat right valve {Lampr1992x60} ]      Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.86 
habitat: mangrove 
substrate: mud [ ]


 Bernard, F.R., Cai, Y.Y. & Morton, B. 1993. p.57 Secondary source
 Higo, S., Callomon, P. & Goto, Y. 1999. p.452, B556 Secondary source
 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.34, no. 87 General reference
 Matsukuma, A. 1987. p.236, pl. 1, figs. 1-2, fig. 1A Contains synonymy
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.86 [ pl.17; member of Family Anomiidae ]  General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.86 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.86 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.86 Anatomy


                    Placunidae Gray, 1842
                      Placuna Lightfoot, 1786
                        Placuna (Placuna) Lightfoot, 1786
                          Placuna (Placuna) placenta (Linnaeus, 1758)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16407) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-09-16.